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  • Rauner plans to propose raising school funding in first budget

    Rauner plans to propose raising school funding in first budget
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday plans to propose a 6.7 percent increase in general school spending despite signals that he'll call for major cuts elsewhere during his first budget speech. A Rauner adviser said the governor will suggest a...
  • U. of I., other universities brace for Rauner funding cuts

    U. of I., other universities brace for Rauner funding cuts
    Gov. Bruce Rauner drew big applause three weeks ago when he rolled out his vision of making the University of Illinois the best college in the country, but those cheers turned to jeers the other day when he proposed cutting public university spending by...
  • Budget battle will be more chess match than bullfight

    Budget battle will be more chess match than bullfight
    "This is the starting gun," said state Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno, referring to the budget proposal Gov. Bruce Rauner revealed Wednesday, "not the checkered flag." Actually, it's more like the red cape — an illusion designed to...
  • Illinois governor's 'turnaround budget' targets pensions, universities

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner dubbed his first spending plan a “turnaround budget” for a financially shaky state, targeting for cuts government worker pensions, healthcare for the poor, state universities, mass transit and cities. “This...
  • Rauner budget plan has few winners, mostly losers

    Rauner budget plan has few winners, mostly losers
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's inaugural spending blueprint is not being embraced by Southland mayors, who were dismayed at the possibility of losing millions in revenue, but it was welcomed by school district officials who stand to gain through greater funding....
  • Rauner's plans get mixed review by business leaders, pushback from others

    Rauner's plans get mixed review by business leaders, pushback from others
    The pro-business positions that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Wednesday in his first State of the State message may be eclipsed only by the size of the political mountain he must scale to move them from rhetoric to reality. The rookie chief...
  • NAHC: Legislators say school funding debate won't go away at Naperville panel

    Senate Bill 16, an attempt to adjust state aid to K-12 education at the expense of many suburban districts, is dead for now. But State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) warns that the political culture in the Illinois General Assembly is often receptive...
  • Landmark state pension law struck down by Springfield judge

    Landmark state pension law struck down by Springfield judge
    A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme...
  • Gov. Pat Quinn says he's seeking final term

    Gov. Pat Quinn says he's seeking final term
    Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention. "I love you,...
  • Oberweis campaigns at ice cream shop; Durbin with Michelle Obama

    Oberweis campaigns at ice cream shop; Durbin with Michelle Obama
    On the final weekend before Election Day, U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis met with friends Saturday at a “soft opening” of a new Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy store in Bolingbrook, one of many stops on his campaign schedule. The Republican...
  • Illinois graduated income tax push stalls out

    Illinois graduated income tax push stalls out
    SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic push to impose a graduated income tax rate in Illinois fizzled on Tuesday, refocusing the debate on whether the state’s temporary income tax hike should be made permanent. Democratic Sen. Don Harmon had vowed...