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  • Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?

    Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?
    A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income...
  • The Rauner era has begun in Illinois

    The Rauner era has begun in Illinois
    When Speaker Michael Madigan adjourned the Illinois House last week, he closed with the traditional Latin phrase "sine die" or "until we meet again." That signaled adjournment until January when new lawmakers take their seats. That was it. Curtain...
  • Bruce Rauner, political rookie, rises to claim governorship

    Bruce Rauner, political rookie, rises to claim governorship
    As the first Republican to claim victory in an Illinois governor election in 16 years, Bruce Rauner is poised to¬† fulfill at least one of his campaign promises — shaking up Springfield. “Are you ready for a new direction? Are you ready to...
  • Illinois voters declare they've had enough

    Illinois voters declare they've had enough
    After a dozen years of one-party rule marked by mounting debt, unpaid bills, festering corruption and pathetic economic growth, Illinois voters demanded a new direction. This blue state on Tuesday rose up angry. Businessman Bruce Rauner said he would...
  • Mr. Rauner: Advice from a Democrat who voted for you

    Mr. Rauner: Advice from a Democrat who voted for you
    As a Democrat who voted for Republican Bruce Rauner, I'd like to offer 10 suggestions to make him an effective governor. 1) Send your campaign staff home. The campaign by both sides was disgraceful. Too much money, too many commercials, too much nasty...
  • Rauner still has to deal with Speaker Madigan

    Rauner still has to deal with Speaker Madigan
    Even before Bruce Rauner declared victory in the race for governor Tuesday night, he understood the most important thing: He'll have to deal with the little guy who runs things. Boss Madigan. He's controlled Illinois for decade after decade after...
  • Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign

    Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign
    Following tens of millions of dollars in merciless attack ads, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday emphasized the terms “compassion” and “competitiveness” to describe his vision of Illinois as he unveiled a diverse,...
  • Rauner gets early lesson in protocol from Boss Madigan

     Rauner gets early lesson in protocol from Boss Madigan
    Bruce Rauner, governor-elect of Illinois, won't be sent to his room without supper for telling a fib about Boss Madigan. A forced march upstairs to the room without supper, and the foot stomping and muttering that comes with it, and a parent saying "I...
  • For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda

    For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda
    The last time Illinois changed governors, the air was thick with promises of reform. Rod Blagojevich had just been impeached and would soon be on his way to prison. His successor, Gov. Pat Quinn, had launched a blue-ribbon ethics panel even before he...
  • Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'

    Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday said he wanted some insiders like Democrat Bill Daley on his transition team to help identify where the “bodies are buried.” Rauner’s decision to put Daley on his...
  • Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist

     Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist
    Bruce Rauner long has spoken of the need to demand more from teachers and students alike. But before a conservative audience in Lake County last fall, the then-Republican candidate for governor lashed out at new Common Core education standards aimed at...