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  • House advances workers' comp bill, hosts heated debate

    House advances workers' comp bill, hosts heated debate
    Illinois Democrats touted Thursday what they called a compromise over the budget impasse with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. But the plan they pushed through the House had no GOP support, and debate devolved into a heated exchange over a completely...
  • House advances workers' comp bill

    Illinois Democrats touted Thursday what they called a compromise over the budget impasse with Gov. Bruce Rauner, but the workers' compensation plan they pushed through the House had no GOP support and debate devolved into a heated exchange over a separate...
  • Rauner cost-cutting plan could include suburban youth prisons

     Rauner cost-cutting plan could include suburban youth prisons
    Three Chicago-area youth prisons are under review after Gov. Bruce Rauner announced plans Tuesday to shut two of the state's juvenile correctional facilities. The two major Chicagoland correctional centers, in Warrenville and St. Charles, in addition to...
  • Illinois is controlled by Michael Madigan — so cut him

    Illinois is controlled by Michael Madigan — so cut him
    When are we going to realize that Illinois policy is being controlled by a guy who wields his influence over every Democrat in the statehouse to do his bidding, year after year after year, working his magic to serve his own agenda? I have not yet given up...
  • Hastert, the accidental House speaker, faces his own scandal

    Hastert, the accidental House speaker, faces his own scandal
    He was the longest-serving Republican House speaker in U.S. history, and proud of how far he'd come from his days as a small-town high school teacher and wrestling coach. "Coach," in fact, was a nickname that stuck. So news Thursday that Dennis...
  • Southland lawmakers rip Rauner on Illiana cut

    Southland lawmakers rip Rauner on Illiana cut
    Southland legislators derided Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to cut funding for the proposed Illiana toll road and contend that the action continues a pattern of disregard for their economically embattled communities. Rauner, a Republican, announced...
  • Hastert statue shelved at Illinois Capitol

    Hastert statue shelved at Illinois Capitol
    The Illinois House has put on hold a proposal to spend $500,000 to put a statue in the state Capitol honoring Republican Dennis Hastert after the former U.S. House speaker declined the offer. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan filed a bill May 5...
  • Rauner gains little from grounding state planes. Now what?

    Rauner gains little from grounding state planes. Now what?
    Good idea, grounding the state airplanes used primarily to shuttle elected officials and bureaucrats back and forth between Springfield and Chicago! The perk reportedly costs taxpayers about $3 million a year, and Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Tuesday he'...
  • Keeping state secrets at the public's expense

    Keeping state secrets at the public's expense
    Bruce Rauner promised that, if elected governor, he would shake things up in Springfield, but it's only taken him a few months to learn the Springfield way. There are secret meetings taking place on secret plans to dig the state out of its current...
  • Gov. Rauner needs more than ads to topple powerful Democrats

    Gov. Rauner needs more than ads to topple powerful Democrats
    Gov. Bruce Rauner is talking like he wants to go to war with the Democratic bosses. And by bosses he means those who've become wealthy in office while running Illinois into the ground: House Speaker Michael Madigan, the Democratic boss who has run...
  • No more budgetary 'make believe'

    There are three ways to "balance" a state budget — raise taxes, cut spending or play "make believe." At least that's the explanation a budget director for a former governor gave me years ago. The Illinois Constitution requires that the...