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  • Blame game, political jockeying as overtime looms for Rauner, Madigan

    SPRINGFIELD — The political jockeying over who will be to blame when the legislature goes into overtime continued Friday, with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner suggesting there's plenty of time for lawmakers to approve portions of his agenda this...
  • Dear Bruce Rauner: Illinois needs a governor who won't flinch

    Dear Bruce Rauner: Illinois needs a governor who won't flinch
    A note to Gov. Bruce Rauner: You've nearly put your first spring legislative session behind you. The hazing hasn't been so bad. House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton and members of their caucuses now can explain to voters why...
  • Report: Mental health care in crisis in Illinois

    Report: Mental health care in crisis in Illinois
    As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner does battle with the Democratic forces of Mike Madigan in Springfield and Illinois residents choose sides in the political feud, an organization that advocates for people suffering from mental illness in Illinois has issued...
  • Rauner stays out of sight as he maps out overtime session strategy

    Rauner stays out of sight as he maps out overtime session strategy
    As Democrats who control the General Assembly make a big political show of rejecting portions of his "Turnaround Illinois" agenda day after day, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has all but disappeared from the public eye. He occasionally surfaces outside...
  • For fortunate few, status quo in Illinois is just fine

    For fortunate few, status quo in Illinois is just fine
    It's hard to negotiate with someone who already has what he wants. That's the underlying but very real problem faced by Democrats in Springfield as they continue to bargain with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner over the state budget. Oh sure, for public...
  • Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer

    An effort to generate much-needed revenue for Chicago and Illinois by opening a city-owned casino and expanding gambling elsewhere could be pushed into summer as lawmakers negotiate a deal that could include "satellite" casinos in central and southern...
  • Clock's ticking, President Cullerton. Help these suburban taxpayers.

    Clock's ticking, President Cullerton. Help these suburban taxpayers.
    Earlier this week, after several rounds of testy, theatrical votes aimed at embarrassing Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Illinois House actually debated a bill on circuses. Oh, the irony. Perhaps you've noticed Springfield is heavy into lawmaking, aka sausage-...
  • Illinois Lawmakers vote Rauner lawsuit reform proposal

    Illinois senators have rejected a measure sought by Gov. Bruce Rauner that would have made changes to the state's legal system. The Democratic-led chamber's judiciary committee voted down the proposal that would have made it more difficult for plaintiffs...
  • Rauner's limits on big-dollar lawsuit awards blocked by Democrats

    Rauner's limits on big-dollar lawsuit awards blocked by Democrats
    Senate Democrats on Thursday continued to shoot down Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda, this time defeating a measure that sought to limit expensive payouts in lawsuits. It was the second time in two days that Senate Democrats blocked a...
  • Senate Democrats block Rauner's workers' compensation measure

    Senate Democrats block Rauner's workers' compensation measure
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday joined their House counterparts in displaying a united front against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's legislative wish list, blocking his plan to overhaul the workers' compensation system and voting down his proposed budget...
  • Report: Rauner schools czar paid through agency facing cuts

    Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying the hefty salary of his new education secretary from the budget of the state human services agency, where he recommended millions of dollars in cuts to programs aimed at dealing with autism, epilepsy and burials for the...