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  • Rauner's plans get mixed review by business leaders, pushback from others

    Rauner's plans get mixed review by business leaders, pushback from others
    The pro-business positions that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Wednesday in his first State of the State message may be eclipsed only by the size of the political mountain he must scale to move them from rhetoric to reality. The rookie chief...
  • Latinos seek gains in Chicago City Council

     Latinos seek gains in Chicago City Council
    Latinos are poised to pick up at least two City Council seats in aldermanic elections, the reflection of a new ward map and rising population in Chicago. The last census showed the city's Latino population grew by about 25,000 between 2000 and 2010 as...
  • Senate Democrats emerge as top foes of Rauner budget cuts

     Senate Democrats emerge as top foes of Rauner budget cuts
    As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner tries to win approval for a state budget with severe spending cuts, Senate Democrats have emerged as the loudest opponents, holding news conferences and committee hearings to denounce the governor's proposals as...
  • Gov. Rauner wants Illinois to have right-to-work zones, which unions decry

    Gov. Rauner wants Illinois to have right-to-work zones, which unions decry
    As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner sets his sights on limiting the influence of unions in Illinois, he's pushing an idea he's dubbed "empowerment zones" — areas across the state where voters could decide if workers in their communities should be forced...
  • Speak out

    I believe Gov. Bruce Rauner will balance the budget on the backs of the poor. There will be a huge price to pay, starting with less state heating assistance and chopping out money for Medicaid, reimbursement to hospitals and nursing homes, along with...
  • House committee studying Illinois' school funding

    With the state's dire budget situation serving as an impetus, a bipartisan panel of House members Wednesday took up work begun by Democrats last summer to replace Illinois' school funding formula. The task force, announced last week by House Speaker...
  • Rauner takes wrong approach with Senate Black Caucus

    Rauner takes wrong approach with Senate Black Caucus
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has met with dozens of state legislators, both individually and in small groups, since his election. By all accounts, every meeting has been cordial, and he has scored lots of points with legislators who aren't accustomed to this sort of...
  • Cullerton rips Rauner budget plan as 'unconscionable'

    Cullerton rips Rauner budget plan as 'unconscionable'
    The Democratic leader of the Illinois Senate on Monday called Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget "as unworkable as it is unconscionable," suggesting the Republican try again to draft a balanced spending plan that doesn't disproportionately hurt...
  • Rauner puzzles the puzzle

    Rauner puzzles the puzzle
    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner continues to try to noodle out the budget mess created by State Senate Leader John J. Cullerton  and State House of Representatives Speaker Mike Madigan and their many minions. So guess who holds all of the pieces to the...
  • Dems must give Rauner a chance

    Gov. Bruce Rauner can only propose budget cuts, not enforce them. The Democratic legislative majority will have the final say — even up to overriding his veto. Rauner’s proposal to cut the budgets of Illinois’ most vital and needed...
  • Lobbyist William Filan buys house in Lakeview for $2.4 million

    Lobbyist William Filan buys house in Lakeview for $2.4 million
    Veteran lobbyist William Filan has paid $2.37 million for a six-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot brick house in West Lakeview. A former top aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, Filan, 64, long has counted the city of Chicago among his...