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  • A minimum wage hike will cost jobs

    A minimum wage hike will cost jobs
    Illinois voters elected a successful businessman who has promised to do everything he can to improve the climate for economic prosperity and job growth. They also approved a nonbinding measure to increase the statewide minimum wage to $10 from the current...
  • Helping those making poverty-level wages

    We strongly urge Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner to add a crucial component to his goals of increasing competitiveness and ensuring compassion. He and his new administration need to expand opportunity to ensure that Illinois and its residents thrive. There are...
  • Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session

     Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session
    The campaign is over but remnants of the fight between Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner remain as lawmakers return to Springfield this week, with the Democrat looking to score a final victory by raising the state's minimum wage while the...
  • Memo to Bruce Rauner: Kill the Illiana Expressway

    Memo to Bruce Rauner: Kill the Illiana Expressway
    To: Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner From: Tribune Editorial Board Subject: Boondoggle Dear Mr. Rauner: Back in September, when you and Gov. Pat Quinn met with us to talk about the Nov. 4 election, we asked whether the Illiana Expressway would be built...
  • Madigan: 'Very productive' first meeting with Gov.-elect Rauner

    Madigan: 'Very productive' first meeting with Gov.-elect Rauner
    Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton held their first meeting with Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday, emerging to say they will put the negativity of the campaign behind them and work together on the...
  • Axelrod: Quinn 'defied gravity' but ultimately fell to Earth

     Axelrod: Quinn 'defied gravity' but ultimately fell to Earth
    Political strategist David Axelrod, a longtime friend of outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, on Thursday blamed the Democrat's defeat on poor job-approval ratings and a well-financed challenger who won a string of newspaper endorsements. Republican...
  • Emanuel puzzled by Rauner on minimum wage

    Emanuel puzzled by Rauner on minimum wage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he doesn't know what Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is talking about when he says he wants to pair an increase in the minimum wage with pro-business changes to state law. During Rauner's successful challenge to...
  • Kennedy exiting as U. of I. board chair; Quinn urges push for more funding

    Kennedy exiting as U. of I. board chair; Quinn urges push for more funding
    University of Illinois board Chairman Christopher Kennedy said Thursday he will leave his position to coincide with incoming Gov. Bruce Rauner taking over in January. Kennedy, whose term expires in mid-January, soon after Rauner’s inauguration,...
  • Veterans remembered at area parades, ceremonies

     Veterans remembered at area parades, ceremonies
    Military veterans and politicians packed into the city's annual Veterans Day ceremony at Soldier Field, calling on Chicagoans to work to make sure people who have served in the armed forces have jobs and places to live. The event served as a chance...
  • Rauner tells African-American, Hispanic voters he's for all Illinois

     Rauner tells African-American, Hispanic voters he's for all Illinois
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, meeting with voters less than a week after election, told African-Americans and Hispanics in the Chicago area Sunday that he would be a frequent visitor to their communities and would work for all Illinoisans. Joined by his...
  • Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'

    Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday said he wanted some insiders like Democrat Bill Daley on his transition team to help identify where the “bodies are buried.” Rauner’s decision to put Daley on his...