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  • 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...
  • Rauner slips to 47 percent on the FolksyMeter

    Rauner slips to 47 percent on the FolksyMeter
    In his 23-minute budget address to the General Assembly today, Gov. Bruce Rauner used 57 words ending in the "ing" syllable, and dropped the g on 27 them, giving him a 47 percent score on the FolksyMeter -- down from 51 percent in his state of the state...
  • Rauner proposes cuts to Chicago transit, more road funding

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget would trim nearly $128 million from Chicago-area transit agencies, while increasing funding by a similar amount for road construction. The Republican's proposal says the reduction would amount to 4.4 percent of the...
  • Speak Out

    How can you expect young people today to amount to anything when role models, be it athletes or rock stars, display such poor taste in the way they show themselves in public? Having lots of money does not make up for having no class. But then again we are...
  • Cullerton says Gov. Rauner's budget hurts working people

    State Senate President John Cullerton says Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget hurts working families and Illinois' most vulnerable residents. The Republican governor outlined a spending plan Wednesday that tackles a multi-billion deficit with cuts to...
  • Not so fast, ninjas: House pulls 180 on throwing stars, ballistic knives

    Roughly 24 hours after voting to legalize the sale of throwing stars, brass knuckles, blackjacks, switchblades and a laundry list of other weapons, the Virginia House of Delegates has changed its mind, and its vote. Forget Tuesday's 56-42 vote to pass...
  • Madigan says budget requires blend of new revenue, spending

    The longtime leader of the Illinois House says the state's budget has to be balanced with spending cuts and new streams of revenue. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan spoke to reporters Wednesday following Gov. Bruce Rauner's first budget address....
  • Rauner's budget confronts legislators with their own wreckage

    Rauner's budget confronts legislators with their own wreckage
    Decade upon decade, Illinois legislators had it sweet. They overspent, overborrowed, overpromised, knowing that go-along governors would sign their ruinous budgets and, at worst, scold them. For the current year they didn't even pretend to balance a...
  • Illinois House bill would form stolen metals task force

    A bill filed in the Illinois House would form a new task force to address thefts of recyclable metals, including copper. The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1ySxWww ) reports the panel would review efforts to combat theft and come up with new...
  • Letters to the Editor: Celebrating Jack Benny's marvelous ties to Waukegan

    Letters to the Editor: Celebrating Jack Benny's marvelous ties to Waukegan
    Fine reminder of Jack Benny The Waukegan Historical Museum's recognition of the 1909 to 1911 Benjamin Kubelsky (Jack Benny) home in Waukegan is another fine reminder of this marvelous entertainer's ties to the city's history. Many folks may not have...