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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner still talking about Illinois' problems, not solutions

     Gov. Bruce Rauner still talking about Illinois' problems, not solutions
    Gov. Bruce Rauner assumed the role of professor Thursday, delivering a 40-minute slideshow to business students in which he continued to paint a gloomy picture of a state "in mass deterioration" while promising his solutions will come soon. Rauner,...
  • How do 'blind trust' procedures announced by Rauner work?

    How do 'blind trust' procedures announced by Rauner work?
    Bruce Rauner's wealth proved to be a double-edged sword on his march to becoming Illinois' governor, buying top-notch campaign machinery but giving rivals an opening to question his ability to wall off official actions from his interests in a vast...
  • Meeks-led state education board recommends 10.7 percent spending increase

    Meeks-led state education board recommends 10.7 percent spending increase
    The Rev. James Meeks took over as chairman of the State Board of Education on Wednesday and immediately backed the idea of a 10.7 percent increase in school spending despite the state’s serious financial woes. The former Democratic state senator...
  • Rauner OKs Tollway's construction plans

    Rauner OKs Tollway's construction plans
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has given the Illinois Tollway the greenlight to proceed with more than $1 billion worth of rebuilding and widening projects this year, officials said Wednesday. The projects appeared to be on hold after Rauner issued an executive...
  • Bruce Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office

    Bruce Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office
    Only hours after he was sworn in, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner demonstrated that his blame-the-past campaign theme didn't end Nov. 4 but will be the dominant early message as he settles in as Illinois' chief executive. From the inaugural speech he...
  • Rauner's preference for button-down collars is a good sign

    Rauner's preference for button-down collars is a good sign
    I have my political differences with Republican Bruce Rauner, who will be sworn in Monday as Illinois' 42nd governor, but on at least one thing we see eyelet to eyelet: shirt collars. Rauner favors the button-down look, in which the points of the...
  • Cut a bold bargain on Illinois schools, Gov. Rauner

    Cut a bold bargain on Illinois schools, Gov. Rauner
    Public education in Illinois faces an array of long-entrenched challenges. Over the past year, some Democratic legislators have taken aim at one of those challenges, how state tax revenue is allocated to schools. That's a fine first step. With help from...
  • Pat Quinn is a sore loser

    When Pat Quinn took over the governorship following the failed tenure of his predecessor, Illinois welcomed a man who had a legacy as a reformer, a man of integrity, a man of the people. He has passed the baton to Bruce Rauner, leaving with a rush of...
  • In some states, tax cut promises collide with budget realities

    WASHINGTON Many newly elected and re-elected Republican governors stormed into office pledging to cut taxes. Now, in the face of lower-than-expected revenues, some are in a predicament that might remind movie buffs of the 1972 film "The Candidate," in...
  • Business leaders note revenue needs under Rauner, possibly from taxes

    Business leaders note revenue needs under Rauner, possibly from taxes
    With one of their own in the governor's mansion, Illinois business leaders have a long wish list for wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner. It includes cuts to high workers' compensation costs, fewer regulations and a focused effort to improve worker...
  • Rauner pulls plug on Quinn's last-minute moves

    Rauner pulls plug on Quinn's last-minute moves
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has pulled the plug on Democratic predecessor Pat Quinn’s attempt to raise the minimum wage for state contractors, require the governor to release more details about his tax returns and stop Illinois State Police from...