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  • Rauner says he'll try to undo some of Quinn's last-minute moves

    Rauner says he'll try to undo some of Quinn's last-minute moves
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday that he will try to undo a host of moves made by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on his way out of office, saying his predecessor was “inappropriate” in making a flurry of last-minute appointments and hires....
  • Rauner order stymies Tollway contracts

    Rauner order stymies Tollway contracts
    Major interstate highway projects worth millions of dollars around the Chicago area have been put on hold as a result of an executive order from Gov. Bruce Rauner to halt the awarding of state contracts. Among the Illinois Tollway contracts that are...
  • District 135: School funding vulnerable to change

    District 135: School funding vulnerable to change
    Orland School District 135 officials are concerned a new regime in Springfield could be even more stingy with state dollars. Through the first six months, the district has received only about a tenth of the $11.4 million promised for this fiscal year,...
  • Full text of Gov. Bruce Rauner's inaugural address as delivered

    Full text of Gov. Bruce Rauner's inaugural address as delivered
    Good afternoon, Illinois. Great day, Illinois! Thank you so very much! Thank you so very much I want to begin by thanking my wife, Diana. She’s my partner she’s my best friend – and she’s going to be a tremendous First Lady....
  • Excerpts from the governor's inaugural address in Springfield (flashback edition)

    As we waited for Bruce Rauner to deliver his inaugural address today,  I thought I'd post the following lines from Rod Blagojevich oration on Jan. 15, 2003 as well as excerpts from the inaugural speeches of George Ryan, Jim Edgar and Pat Quinn. Here's...
  • Quinn lays political traps for Rauner on way out the door

    Quinn lays political traps for Rauner on way out the door
    In an eleventh-hour flurry Monday in Chicago, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed a few final bills into law, appointed friends to ceremonial posts and laid a series of political traps for incoming Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Quinn also maintained his...
  • Patients left 'hanging' as medical marijuana decisions delayed

    Patients left 'hanging' as medical marijuana decisions delayed
    Pat Quinn left the Illinois governor’s office Monday without awarding medical marijuana business licenses, prompting criticism of the delay in getting the drug to patients. “I was crushed,” said Jim Champion, an Army veteran with...
  • Rauner sworn in as governor, says business as usual would be 'morally corrupt'

    Rauner sworn in as governor, says business as usual would be 'morally corrupt'
    Bruce Rauner took over as Illinois governor Monday and asked for shared sacrifice to help him restore a state he described as in decline, beset by financial, moral and ethical crises. The first Republican chief executive in a dozen years laid out what...
  • Gov. Rauner, lead by example

    Gov. Rauner, lead by example
    All right, Gov. Bruce Rauner. Now that you're on the job, it's only a matter of time before your first of many clashes with Illinois' political machine. You'll propose a reform and the Democrats, with their supermajorities, will make sure it goes...
  • Gov. Rauner rallies the family

    Gov. Rauner rallies the family
    At prior Springfield inaugurals, many of Illinois' new governors have painstakingly pandered to this and that favored voter group, this or that band of crony insiders. As if to say between winks, "I made it, pal, and here's what's in it for you." But as...
  • Rauner talks reality, at last

    Rauner talks reality, at last
    Everyone knows Illinois faces huge fiscal and economic problems. As a candidate, Bruce Rauner decried those and promised strong action to fix them. But by going light on specifics, he allowed voters to think they would not be inconvenienced by the...