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  • Six to interview Monday for four local judgeships

     Six to interview Monday for four local judgeships
    NEWPORT NEWS — Six candidates will be interviewed at the General Assembly in Richmond on Monday for four local judicial openings. Two contenders — one sitting judge and one local attorney — will interview for a spot at the Newport News...
  • Rauner's Illinois budget threatens hospitals, executives say

    Rauner's Illinois budget threatens hospitals, executives say
    Shudders rippled through Illinois hospital and pharmacy industries earlier this week when Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed cuts to health care for the poor as part of his first budget for a financially shaky state. In his budget address Wednesday, the...
  • Universities prepare to counter Gov. Rauner's proposed cuts

    Faced with Gov. Bruce Rauner's surprise plan to cut their state funding by almost a third, Illinois' public universities are preparing to argue such drastic reductions would be a mistake while also mulling what to do if they're enacted. The 31.5...
  • Illinois lawmaker resigns to take transportation agency post

    A central Illinois lawmaker has resigned from the General Assembly to take a job in Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration. Republican state Rep. Rich Brauer of Petersburg will join the Illinois Department of Transportation as assistant secretary. Rauner'...
  • Budget battle will be more chess match than bullfight

    Budget battle will be more chess match than bullfight
    "This is the starting gun," said state Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno, referring to the budget proposal Gov. Bruce Rauner revealed Wednesday, "not the checkered flag." Actually, it's more like the red cape — an illusion designed to...
  • Florida Democrat to head Illinois DCFS says 'no quick fix' to troubled agency

    Florida Democrat to head Illinois DCFS says 'no quick fix' to troubled agency
    The incoming director of the Department of Children and Family Services said Friday that he got one clear message during his single meeting with his new boss, Gov. Bruce Rauner: “He knows that it’s a problem agency,” said George...
  • Oral arguments scheduled in Illinois pension lawsuit

    The Illinois Supreme Court has announced it will hear oral arguments in the state's landmark pension-overhaul case on March 11. Arguments will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the high court chamber in downtown Springfield. The Illinois General Assembly and former...
  • Tax hike still possible as Illinois lawmakers tackle budget

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's first shot at an Illinois budget didn't involve new taxes, but residents could still be asked to open their wallets in the future as part of an ultimate solution to the state's budget crisis. Top Democrats who control the Illinois...
  • Illinois governor's 'turnaround budget' targets pensions, universities

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner dubbed his first spending plan a “turnaround budget” for a financially shaky state, targeting for cuts government worker pensions, healthcare for the poor, state universities, mass transit and cities. “This...
  • CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts
    The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...
  • Rauner and Madigan agree deal on current budget 'days away'

    Gov. Bruce Rauner and the top Democrat in the Illinois House agree a deal on eliminating the current budget deficit is within reach. The Republican governor laid out his budget blueprint Wednesday for the year that begins July 1. He noted that the...