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  • Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down

    Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down
    For Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other politicians looking to the courts for guidance on how to legally reduce a worst-in-the-nation public pension debt that threatens to hamstring Illinois' economy and government, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz...
  • Rauner right

    Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is right in asking outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze hiring. Not filling those vacant job spots for another few weeks will not bring the operating government to a stop. What might be in order are more job cuts in state...
  • Rauner says Obama immigration move 'great start'

    Rauner says Obama immigration move 'great start'
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday called President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration a “great start” to “get the dialogue going” on immigration policy changes. The comments came as Rauner addressed...
  • Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law

     Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law
    Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable when it comes to fixing the state's more than $100...
  • To grow Illinois jobs, fix the tax code

    To grow Illinois jobs, fix the tax code
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner told voters over and over during his gubernatorial campaign that he's a "business guy," not a career politician. Given the poor state of this state, Rauner could pretty much take his pick of business issues, and Illinois would be...
  • We're staying!

    We’re Staying! My wife and I had pledged to ourselves that if Governor-elect Bruce Rauner lost the recent election, we would become Florida residents. It would have been easy for us to do -- we have property in Florida. We’re tired of...
  • Will Illinois see a minimum wage bump?

    Will Illinois see a minimum wage bump?
    The minimum wage sits in legislative limbo this week as state lawmakers convene during the last months of Pat Quinn's governorship. "My crystal ball is cloudy," said state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie when asked about the prospects of a wage increase....
  • Frerichs claims victory in close Illinois treasurer's race

    Frerichs claims victory in close Illinois treasurer's race
    Two weeks after Election Day and with the vote counting finally finished, Democrat Mike Frerichs has emerged the winner of Illinois’ closely contested state treasurer’s race. Republican Tom Cross, the former House Republican leader from...
  • Rauner adds 37 to transition team

    Rauner adds 37 to transition team
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner continued his transition to the state’s top job Wednesday by naming 37 people to serve on 10 policy committees, from agriculture to economic development to veterans affairs. Among those selected by Rauner to...
  • New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017

    New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began advancing a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, though doubts remain about whether lawmakers can muster enough votes to pass an increase before Republican Gov.-...
  • Report card: Illinois schools in the hole as spending rises

    Report card: Illinois schools in the hole as spending rises
    Illinois school districts ended up nearly $1 billion in the hole in 2013, dipping into reserves or borrowing to pay the bills, according to the latest finance data, painting a grim picture of the state's public school system. While statewide school...