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  • Democrats propose 1-month budget; Rauner ready to nix it

    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning for another month, leaving the state without a way to pay bills and leading to questions about what will happen...
  • Chicago makes massive teachers pension fund payment, Emanuel warns of cuts

     Chicago makes massive teachers pension fund payment, Emanuel warns of cuts
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel directed Chicago Public Schools to meet Tuesday's deadline for a $634 million contribution to Chicago's teachers retirement fund but warned making the state-mandated payment would lead the cash-strapped district to make classroom cuts...
  • If there's a shutdown, guess who won't feel it?

    If there's a shutdown, guess who won't feel it?
    Significant portions of state government could shut down soon because state legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner haven't come to agreement on a budget. State workers could have their hours slashed or be laid off. The parties are far from agreement, as the...
  • Shutdown and showdown in Springfield

    Shutdown and showdown in Springfield
    Another day, another financial crisis for the state of Illinois. If the bickering in Springfield makes your head hurt, we understand. Most days, it seems like a lot of noise. How many times can the politicians declare a crisis? Crisis management is...
  • Illinois Democrats pitch temporary spending plan

     Illinois Democrats pitch temporary spending plan
    Democratic lawmakers prepared to advance a one-month state spending plan Wednesday, the start of Illinois' budget year, but questions remained whether it would pass or how it would ease a long-running fight with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rauner and...
  • Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

    June 30, 2015 The (Bloomington) Pantagraph Democratic duo needs to compromise Gov. Bruce Rauner took the right path last week when he vetoed the out-of-balance budget passed by the General Assembly. The era of approving a budget with no grounding in...
  • Illinois considers stopgap budget in face of impending shutdown

    CHICAGO Illinois lawmakers won't pass a budget by the fiscal year's start and instead will authorize a one-month continuation of spending to avoid a shutdown, House Speaker Michael Madigan said. With a new budget year beginning Wednesday, the Democratic-...
  • Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'

    Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'
    House Speaker Michael Madigan likes to send "messages." He doesn't often explain what those messages are, but last week's surprising defeat of a bill to give the Chicago Public Schools a 40-day extension on its $634 million pension payment that was due...
  • Cops: Rauner protester reports convoy SUV struck his arm

    Cops: Rauner protester reports convoy SUV struck his arm
    A union member protesting Gov. Bruce Rauner during a recent appearance at Gaelic Park is claiming a driver in the governor's convoy purposely hit him as the car exited the parking lot, according to Oak Forest police. The protester, a 29-year-old Oak...
  • Chicago can take care of itself

    Chicago can take care of itself
    Gov. Bruce Rauner is proposing that to appease the Democratic-controlled legislature, the state will help bail out the pensions for the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools. Why should the citizens of Kenilworth, Harvey or East St. Louis...
  • Term limits are a bad idea

    Term limits are a bad idea
    Term limits are a bad idea suggested by well-meaning people (including the governor) unfamiliar with how the legislature operates. If enacted, the rookies would be running everything, and government is not simply or quickly learned. A better idea...