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  • Showdown looms between Rauner, AFSCME

    Showdown looms between Rauner, AFSCME
    SPRINGFIELD — The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers has always been political. When the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees flexes it political muscle in Springfield,...
  • Illinois Senate advances plan to increase school funding

    An Illinois Senate committee has advanced legislation to increase funding for education this year to a level first proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Lawmakers voted 9-2 Wednesday to move the bill to the Senate floor. It would authorize an additional $74...
  • Illinois governor vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has struck down cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers as Illinois begins a fiscal year without an approved budget. The Republican used his amendatory veto authority on Wednesday to nix raises for legislators and elected...
  • 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...
  • Rauner budget chief: Dems' spending plan 'unconstitutional'

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget director says a one-month spending plan proposed by Democrats is "unconstitutional" because it would lead to an unbalanced budget. In a memo to Rauner Wednesday, Tim Nuding says that if the $2.3 billion proposal were...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...