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  • Gov. Rauner vetoes Illinois budget; some services could stop

    State money for services from child care to road construction could stop in Illinois starting next week after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed most of the Democratic Legislature's budget plan, a move that follows weeks of vitriolic exchanges in a state...
  • Democrats blast Illinois Gov. Rauner's budget vetoes

    Illinois Democrats are criticizing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's move to veto budget legislation. House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie says now lawmakers have to start from ground zero so close to the new fiscal year starting July 1....
  • Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash

    Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash
    Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring that schools remain open even if a dispute between him and the Democrat-controlled Legislature leads to a partial government shutdown. The bill that...
  • Rauner OKs school spending plan amid Springfield budget fight

    Rauner OKs school spending plan amid Springfield budget fight
    Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday signed a small portion of the pending state budget aimed at ensuring elementary and high schools can open on time this fall, eliminating a key pressure point in his ongoing conflict with ruling Democratic lawmakers. The...
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a dispute between the Republican governor and the Democrat-controlled Legislature leads to a partial government shutdown....
  • Correction: Economic Development story

    In a story June 23 about the Illinois Legislature, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a measure approved by the House to privatize the state's economic development agency would dissolve the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and make the...
  • Robert Coleman, litigator and attorney general hopeful, dies at 70

     Robert Coleman, litigator and attorney general hopeful, dies at 70
    Robert F. Coleman was business litigator who served as an assistant Illinois attorney general in the 1970s and made an unsuccessful bid in 2002 for Illinois attorney general. "Bob had a great business mind and a great legal mind, and he could put them...
  • Rauner TV ad buy enters second week as Springfield stalemate continues

    Rauner TV ad buy enters second week as Springfield stalemate continues
    As lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday amid a budget stalemate, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a second week of statewide TV advertising as he tries to gain leverage over Democrats who control the legislature. Rauner is spending roughly...
  • Long hot summer, politically, in Illinois

    Long hot summer, politically, in Illinois
    At the supper table the other night, my 9-year-old daughter, Grace, gave me a sad look and said, "Why are they closing the museum?" She and her two sisters love to visit the Illinois State Museum in Springfield and look at the collections of...
  • Equal pay, marijuana bills test Gov. Rauner's social agenda

    Throughout his campaign for governor, Bruce Rauner asserted he didn't have a social agenda and was focused solely on Illinois' deepening financial crisis. He'll now be forced to stake out positions on a range of social issues thanks to the majority-...
  • Rauner battling unions on a second front: A new contract

    Rauner battling unions on a second front: A new contract
    As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner remains locked in a stalemate with Democratic lawmakers over his pro-business, anti-union agenda, he's opened up a second front, battling the largest state employee union over a new contract. For decades, such...