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  • Rauner keeps human rights chief under Blagojevich, Quinn

    Rauner keeps human rights chief under Blagojevich, Quinn
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner announced late Friday that he would keep Rocco Claps, the first openly gay state agency director, as head of the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
  • Zorn: From Blago to Rauner, inaugural speeches always promise change

    Zorn: From Blago to Rauner, inaugural speeches always promise change
    The inaugural address by the new governor of Illinois left me sobered but inspired and hopeful. "This is a moment of crisis," he said. "We will meet our challenges head on, and we will do it by rejecting the politics of mediocrity and corruption. You...

    Excerpts from the governor's inaugural address in Springfield (flashback edition)

    As we waited for Bruce Rauner to deliver his inaugural address today,  I thought I'd post the following lines from Rod Blagojevich oration on Jan. 15, 2003 as well as excerpts from the inaugural speeches of George Ryan, Jim Edgar and Pat Quinn. Here's...

    Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help

     Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help
    Amid the more than 3,000 clemency petitions sitting on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk is a plea from Wilder "Ken" Berry, a 45-year-old single father who spent eight years in prison for a sexual assault he didn't commit. He has been publicly cleared of the...

    Illinois budget big challenge as Rauner takes over

    Illinois budget big challenge as Rauner takes over
    On his path to becoming Illinois' next governor, equity investor Bruce Rauner boasted he would be able to fix the state's massive financial problems, assuring voters, "I've been a success at everything I've done." As the Republican prepares to take...