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  • 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...
  • Chicago schools make pension payment; 1,400 jobs 'impacted'

    The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief and the financially struggling district had to borrow money to make a $634 million contribution to its teacher pension...
  • 77 employees won't be rehired by Oakton College

    77 employees won't be rehired by Oakton College
    An Oakton Community College official said relatively recent changes to the college's employment policies were necessary reactions to laws passed at both the state and federal levels, and resulted in lost jobs for some adjuncts and reduced hours for...
  • Shutdown and showdown in Springfield

    Shutdown and showdown in Springfield
    Another day, another financial crisis for the state of Illinois. If the bickering in Springfield makes your head hurt, we understand. Most days, it seems like a lot of noise. How many times can the politicians declare a crisis? Crisis management is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rauner cuts spending from already-approved projects

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has cut $68 million in already-funded road construction or other bricks-and-mortar projects. The cuts came on the eve of a new fiscal year set to begin without a budget agreement between the Republican governor and the Democratic-...
  • Justin Fox: Uber's lobbying machine serves the public interest

    Uber has become a fearsome, relentless lobbying machine. That much is clear from Karen Weise's remarkable account in the current Bloomberg Businessweek of how the company overcame taxi-industry opposition and pesky local laws to bring its on-demand...
  • Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown

    Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union saying members will continue to show up for work even if the state begins operating without a budget and the...
  • Legislative leaders meet with Rauner, report no progress

    The four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly met with Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday, less than 48 hours before a deadline to have a state budget deal in place. Democratic legislative leaders reported no progress. The Republican governor and lawmakers...
  • Arizona takes its map back. Illinois, you're next.

    Arizona takes its map back. Illinois, you're next.
    The people of Arizona scored a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. People of Illinois, were you watching? The nation's highest court sided with voters who were fed up with politicians rigging the outcome of elections. By a 5-4 vote, the court...