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  • Don't like Gov. Rauner's budget? Make a counter.

    Don't like Gov. Rauner's budget? Make a counter.
    Given the Fahrenheit follies outdoors, you may not have felt the hot breath from many legislators since Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a budget for the deadbeat state of Illinois. We sensed that state Sen. Donne Trotter, D-Chicago, was peeved when he said the "slash-and-burn budget" positioned Rauner "as if he was an ISIS warrior fighting a battle, not against the state of Illinois but against the people of Illinois." Thanks for your constructive contribution, Senator.
  • Rauner's 'turnaround budget' has cuts called 'reckless,' 'wrong priorities'

    Rauner's 'turnaround budget' has cuts called 'reckless,' 'wrong priorities'
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday dubbed his first spending plan a “turnaround budget” for a financially shaky state, but Democrats rebuffed his proposed cuts to health care for the poor, government worker pensions, state universities,...

    Illinois senator compares Rauner to 'ISIS warrior'

    An Illinois state senator who previously apologized for inflammatory comments has compared Gov. Bruce Rauner to an Islamic State "warrior" following the Republican's budget address. Sen. Donne Trotter said Wednesday Rauner has proposed a "slash-and-...

    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...

    Chicagoan sentenced to prison for illegally lobbying for Zimbabwe

     Chicagoan sentenced to prison for illegally lobbying for Zimbabwe
    A South Side man was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Tuesday for illegally lobbying on behalf of top Zimbabwe government officials in an attempt to lift U.S. economic sanctions against the southern African nation. Before the sentence was...