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Christine Radogno

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  • Top Republican lawmakers optimistic about Springfield reforms

    Top Republican lawmakers optimistic about Springfield reforms
    Illinois' top Republican legislative leaders expressed optimism for financial reform in Springfield during a stop April 1 at the Plymouth Place Senior Living center in LaGrange Park. "After 13 years of one-party rule, we were in a really bad spot," said...
  • With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.

    With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.
    Some Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly voted last week to make cuts to education and other spending they favor. The Earth did not fly into the sun. In votes on the same measures, Republican legislators agreed to raid money from funds that...
  • Senate passes budget deal to close $1.6B deficit

    Senate passes budget deal to close $1.6B deficit
    In an early major test of Illinois' newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget and avert shutdowns of state programs and services. The legislation passed the Democratic-led...
  • Illinois Senate approves, Rauner signs short-term budget fix

    Illinois Senate approves, Rauner signs short-term budget fix
    The Illinois Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would resolve the state’s short-term budget woes, even as larger money problems loom over the rest of the spring session. The product of months of negotiations between Republican Gov. Bruce...
  • Rauner, legislature on track for short-term budget fix

    Rauner, legislature on track for short-term budget fix
    Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders appear on track to resolve an immediate $1.6 billion deficit and avoid running out of money for prison guards and day care programs, though there's no guarantee the rare show of bipartisan cooperation will hold up...
  • Local, state law enforcement lobby against youth program cuts

    Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim joined other state and local law enforcement leaders this week in urging Illinois legislators to avoid cuts to youth programs that help keep kids on a positive track. Nerheim and other state's attorneys,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....