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Daily Chronicle
Public cries 'uncle,' but no reliefThe inability of the governor and Legislature to resolve their differences does
Public cries 'uncle,' but no relief
Daily Chronicle / Posted an hour ago
The inability of the governor and Legislature to resolve their differences doesn’t seem to distress them, apparently, but it is distressing to more and more average Illinoisans. Just this week, Gov. Bruce Rauner used his amendatory veto on a bill... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Public cries 'uncle,' but no reliefThe inability of the governor and Legislature to resolve their differences does
Public cries 'uncle,' but no relief
SaukValley.com / Posted yesterday
The inability of the governor and Legislature to resolve their differences doesn't seem to distress them, apparently, but it is distressing to more and more average Illinoisans. Just this week, Gov. Bruce Rauner used his amendatory veto on a bill... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Miller: Override vote has Gov. Rauner fumingBut that window only will be open for 15 calendar days – the time the state con
Miller: Override vote has Gov. Rauner fuming
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
But that window only will be open for 15 calendar days – the time the state constitution gives each legislative chamber to vote on a veto override. Allow me to explain. I spoke with some Gov. Bruce Rauner folks last week and, man, are they ever on... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
When it came to pensions, state officials looked out for No. 1A year after Emil Jones Jr. retired from the Illinois Senate in 2008, his annua
When it came to pensions, state officials looked out for No. 1
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
A year after Emil Jones Jr. retired from the Illinois Senate in 2008, his annual pension jumped by more than 50 percent to $122,334 — far more than he ever earned as Senate president. Jones' good fortune comes courtesy of legislation he sponsored in... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
What's Claypool's plan to keep CPS from going broke?Forrest Claypool's first budget as chief executive of Chicago Public Schools re
What's Claypool's plan to keep CPS from going broke?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 5 days ago
Forrest Claypool's first budget as chief executive of Chicago Public Schools regrettably continues a time-honored local tradition—borrowing money to buy time. To help close a $1.1 billion gap, Claypool relies heavily on $255 million in “debt... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Victory for open governmentThumbs up: To Gov. Bruce Rauner for signing House Bill 175 into law, which exte
Victory for open government
Northwest Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Thumbs up: To Gov. Bruce Rauner for signing House Bill 175 into law, which extends the reporting time to within 60 days of a potentially illegal meeting’s discovery, rather than 60 days from the date the meeting took place. The bill stems from the... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Proposal tackles school spending, pension spikingIf you asked lawmakers whether it’s fair that one community pays for its own pe
Proposal tackles school spending, pension spiking
SaukValley.com / Posted 6 days ago
If you asked lawmakers whether it’s fair that one community pays for its own pensions and for some of the rest of the state’s, I’d bet nearly all would say no. If you asked them whether it’s fair for people to get multiple 6-percent salary increases... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
A window for budget peace has opened in SpringfieldOn Aug. 19 a new and brief window of opportunity opened which could finally hel
A window for budget peace has opened in Springfield
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
On Aug. 19 a new and brief window of opportunity opened which could finally help wrap up this long and drawn out state legislative overtime session. But that window will only be open for 15 calendar days — the time the state Constitution gives each... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Can the Khan of Madiganistan be touched in 2016?Does Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the powerful political boss of a brok
Can the Khan of Madiganistan be touched in 2016?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
Does Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the powerful political boss of a broken state, have any weak spots? They're not easy to find, hidden by the dragon's impenetrable scales. But yes, you can reach him, through his servants. You can get to him... Read more
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Daily Herald
The Latest on Springfield: Duckworth criticizes GOP's KirkSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The latest on activities in Springfield as Democrats gathe
The Latest on Springfield: Duckworth criticizes GOP's Kirk
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The latest on activities in Springfield as Democrats gather for their annual Democratic County Chairman's Association brunch and Democrat Day festivities at the Illinois State Fair: Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth says... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
House Democrats Push for Override of Governor's VetoSpringfield - On Wednesday, Senate president John Cullerton, of Chicago, and 37
House Democrats Push for Override of Governor's Veto
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 7 days ago
Springfield - On Wednesday, Senate president John Cullerton, of Chicago, and 37 other members voted to override the governor's veto. Until that vote it appeared that Cullerton and Governor Rauner were able to get a long, but while speaking to... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Democrats united against Rauner at the State FairSPRINGFIELD– At the Illinois State Fair, Thursday was Democrat day. And taking
Democrats united against Rauner at the State Fair
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
SPRINGFIELD– At the Illinois State Fair, Thursday was Democrat day. And taking center stage: The candidates who want Mark Kirk’s senate seat. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth — got the early support of Senator Dick Durbin. But Chicago urban league... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Democrats Pledge to Stand United in Face of Rauner 'Attacks'Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an "epic struggle" with first-ye
Democrats Pledge to Stand United in Face of Rauner 'Attacks'
NBC Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an "epic struggle" with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in opposition while a potentially bruising primary for a U.S. Senate race took shape. With... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois Democrats gather for Democrat Day at State FairDemocratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner's reduction
Illinois Democrats gather for Democrat Day at State Fair
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 7 days ago
Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner's reductions in spending for autism services, epilepsy patients and other social services. Lang spoke Thursday at the state fair's Democrat Day. Rauner campaigned on a "turnaround... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Senate Democrats ignore Rauner, override veto on bill to avert lockout, strikeGov. Bruce Rauner may be the first Republican to hold the state’s top office in
Senate Democrats ignore Rauner, override veto on bill to avert lockout, strike
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner may be the first Republican to hold the state’s top office in 12 years, but Democrats won’t let him forget who controls the legislature as the Senate voted Wednesday to override his veto of a union-backed bill that would limit his... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
West Nile virus found in McDonough CountyHannibal students head back to schoolHannibal students head back to school It
West Nile virus found in McDonough County
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 days ago
Hannibal students head back to schoolHannibal students head back to school It was back to school for Hannibal students Tuesday, and Superintendent Susan Johnson says it's an exciting time for both students and staff.More >> It was back to school... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
One of the men accused of beating another man over a woman in courtHannibal students head back to schoolHannibal students head back to school It
One of the men accused of beating another man over a woman in court
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 days ago
Hannibal students head back to schoolHannibal students head back to school It was back to school for Hannibal students Tuesday, and Superintendent Susan Johnson says it's an exciting time for both students and staff.More >> It was back to school... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Cullerton: Senate will consider override vetoes this weekCHICAGO (AP) - Senate President John Cullerton says his chamber will consider o
Cullerton: Senate will consider override vetoes this week
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Senate President John Cullerton says his chamber will consider overriding some of Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes this week, including one blocking public-employee strikes and management lockouts. Cullerton said Tuesday that senators will... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner, Republicans mark first Governor's Day at state fair since 2002Republicans celebrate their first Governor's Day in more than a dozen years at
Rauner, Republicans mark first Governor's Day at state fair since 2002
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Republicans celebrate their first Governor's Day in more than a dozen years at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday, but an ongoing political and budget impasse may provoke a sharp response from Democrats. Wednesday is the deadline for the General... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Kishwaukee, NIU deal with MAP grants on holdThe 20-year-old nursing major from Kirkland is among the scores of Illinois col
Kishwaukee, NIU deal with MAP grants on hold
Daily Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
The 20-year-old nursing major from Kirkland is among the scores of Illinois college students who recently found out the state isn’t funding the Monetary Award Program grants. “If I don’t get it, I can’t go to school,” said Worley, whose $930 MAP... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner open to schools paying more for teacher pensionsGov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he's open to suburban school districts paying mo
Rauner open to schools paying more for teacher pensions
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he's open to suburban school districts paying more of the share of teachers' pension costs if the move is paired with some of his anti-union proposals. In past years, top Illinois Democrats have proposed trying to ease... Read more
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FOX Business
'Let me do my job': Rauner asks lawmakers to skip union-strike override, allow negotiationsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Imploring them to "let me do my job," Gov. Bruce Rauner ask
'Let me do my job': Rauner asks lawmakers to skip union-strike override, allow negotiations
FOX Business / Posted 9 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Imploring them to "let me do my job," Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois lawmakers Tuesday not to undo his veto of a measure authorizing an unelected arbitrator to decide a potential labor-negotiation stalemate. The Republican... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job'(AP) — Imploring them to "let me do my job," Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois l
Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job'
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
(AP) — Imploring them to "let me do my job," Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois lawmakers Tuesday not to undo his veto of a measure authorizing an unelected arbitrator to decide a potential labor-negotiation stalemate. The Republican governor is... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Gov. Bruce Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job'The Republican governor is locked in tense negotiations over a labor contract t
Gov. Bruce Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job'
Daily Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
The Republican governor is locked in tense negotiations over a labor contract to replace a pact that expired June 30 with about 36,000 state workers, members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Rauner believes the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner asks lawmakers not to override veto of labor negotiations billRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday sent lawmakers a letter asking them not
Rauner asks lawmakers not to override veto of labor negotiations bill
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday sent lawmakers a letter asking them not to override his veto of a measure aimed at ensuring state workers won’t be locked out or go on strike during negotiations on a new contract. The measure, backed by the... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Cullerton: Senate will consider override vetoes this weekCHICAGO (AP) - Senate President John Cullerton says his chamber will consider o
Cullerton: Senate will consider override vetoes this week
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 9 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Senate President John Cullerton says his chamber will consider overriding some of Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes this week, including one blocking public-employee strikes and management lockouts. Cullerton said Tuesday that senators will... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Cullerton: Senate will consider override vetoes this weekCHICAGO (AP) - Senate President John Cullerton says his chamber will consider o
Cullerton: Senate will consider override vetoes this week
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Senate President John Cullerton says his chamber will consider overriding some of Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes this week, including one blocking public-employee strikes and management lockouts. Cullerton said Tuesday that senators will... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois Senate will consider override vetoes this weekSenate President John Cullerton says his chamber will consider overriding some
Illinois Senate will consider override vetoes this week
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
Senate President John Cullerton says his chamber will consider overriding some of Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes this week, including one blocking public-employee strikes and management lockouts. Cullerton said Tuesday that senators will discuss it in... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Letter to the Editor: Let's raise our voicesHome is where we should be able to prosper and feel safe. Home is where I am mo
Letter to the Editor: Let's raise our voices
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
Home is where we should be able to prosper and feel safe. Home is where I am most comfortable and the spot that I am most likely to defend to my death. Illinois is my home, and – for most of you reading this – Illinois is your home, too. Now I ask... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner again ties CPS bailout to property tax freeze, anti-union measuresGov. Bruce Rauner on Monday once again held out the possibility of pension reli
Rauner again ties CPS bailout to property tax freeze, anti-union measures
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday once again held out the possibility of pension relief for cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, tying it to a property tax freeze, new education funding formula and anti-union measures. This time, the first-year... Read more
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Reuters
Illinois governor offers revamped property tax freeze billRepublican Bruce Rauner smiles after winning the midterm elections in Chicago,
Illinois governor offers revamped property tax freeze bill
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
Republican Bruce Rauner smiles after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, Illinois, November 4, 2014. CHICAGO Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner unveiled on Monday a revamped bill to freeze local property taxes that hopes to woo Democratic votes by... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner offers revamped property tax freeze bill(Reuters) — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner unveiled on Monday a revamped bill t
Rauner offers revamped property tax freeze bill
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 10 days ago
(Reuters) — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner unveiled on Monday a revamped bill to freeze local property taxes that hopes to woo Democratic votes by boosting funding for financially struggling school districts, particularly the Chicago Public... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Decades in the making, pension crisis is nowWhile everybody is fixating on the spitballs flying between Gov. Bruce Rauner a
Decades in the making, pension crisis is now
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 12 days ago
While everybody is fixating on the spitballs flying between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly over this year's state budget, the crippling effect of the public pension crisis is getting lost. The pension crisis is... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Move is on to halt inflated local pensionsState Sen. Terry Link compares it to winning the lottery. Local government exe
Move is on to halt inflated local pensions
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
State Sen. Terry Link compares it to winning the lottery. Local government executives get fat bonuses and retire. Their pensions also are inflated by the bonus amounts, and so their retirement checks get fatter, to the point that they make more from... Read more
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FOX Illinois
Day 45: Party Leaders Discuss Budget Impasse -Democrats and Republicans can't come to a compromise on the budget, as social s
Day 45: Party Leaders Discuss Budget Impasse -
FOX Illinois / Posted 13 days ago
Democrats and Republicans can't come to a compromise on the budget, as social service agencies wonder how they're going to keep their doors open if this impasse continues. "I do think that all of this has been planned and it's been planned since the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Vote coming on U. of I. chancellor's 'golden parachute'In a decision that could have larger impact, University of Illinois trustees ar
Vote coming on U. of I. chancellor's 'golden parachute'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
In a decision that could have larger impact, University of Illinois trustees are expected to vote Wednesday on whether to pay resigning Chancellor Phyllis Wise a $400,000 bonus despite the fact that she quit early amid an email scandal. In addition,... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Concept might break the Springfield logjamIt’s a coupling that Illinois Senate President John Cullerton had been promotin
Concept might break the Springfield logjam
SaukValley.com / Posted 16 days ago
It’s a coupling that Illinois Senate President John Cullerton had been promoting earlier and continues to push as the start to some sort of solution to the current stalemate between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic supermajorities in the Senate and... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Springfield moves to get McPier bondholders out of budget fightRepublicans and Democrats in Springfield can apparently agree on one thing — ge
Springfield moves to get McPier bondholders out of budget fight
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 17 days ago
Republicans and Democrats in Springfield can apparently agree on one thing — getting McPier out of the middle of the battle over the state budget. A bill, sponsored by Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and backed by some Republicans, would... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois' new normal: No budget, but money still flowingSome lawmakers worry that a prolonged stalemate could force an unraveling of th
Illinois' new normal: No budget, but money still flowing
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
Some lawmakers worry that a prolonged stalemate could force an unraveling of the safety net — a vast network of nonprofit organizations that exist to catch people when they're down on their luck. "You can't just rebuild that infrastructure once it's... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Report: Kennedy, chancellor at odds over medical schoolUniversity of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise used her private email account t
Report: Kennedy, chancellor at odds over medical school
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise used her private email account to quietly line up support among business and political leaders for the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine months before it was announced in April 2014, butting heads... Read more
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Forbes
Illinois' Population And AGI Continue To Plummet Under Democratic LegislatureThe sweet smell of success won’t waft through Deerfield, Illinois, much longer.
Illinois' Population And AGI Continue To Plummet Under Democratic Legislature
Forbes / Posted 20 days ago
The sweet smell of success won’t waft through Deerfield, Illinois, much longer. Mondelez International, maker of beloved cookie brands Chips Ahoy and Oreo, recently announced plans to lay off 600 workers at its Illinois headquarters. Plus, Mondelez... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The debt bomb: Survival, suicide pacts and IllinoisThe frail school district that educates nearly 400,000 young Chicagoans is gasp
The debt bomb: Survival, suicide pacts and Illinois
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
The frail school district that educates nearly 400,000 young Chicagoans is gasping to lower its personnel costs. City Hall, too, fears the remote but real specter of bankruptcy. Cook County and many suburbs have awakened to their own debt crises. On... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Wise fallout: UI releases ethics inquiry into personal email accountsCertain administrative officials at the University of Illinois used personal em
Wise fallout: UI releases ethics inquiry into personal email accounts
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
Certain administrative officials at the University of Illinois used personal email to conduct university business and failed to turn over those documents during Freedom of Information Act requests, a violation of university policy, a UI probe has... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Wise fallout: UI releases ethics inquiry into personal email accountsCertain administrative officials at the University of Illinois used personal em
Wise fallout: UI releases ethics inquiry into personal email accounts
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
Certain administrative officials at the University of Illinois used personal email to conduct university business, a UI probe has found. The administrative officials did not give these emails out during FOIA requests, a violation of university... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Ties Chicago Schools Help to Changes in Union RightsGov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he's willing to help blunt a financial cri
Rauner Ties Chicago Schools Help to Changes in Union Rights
NBC Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he's willing to help blunt a financial crisis in Chicago Public Schools as long as communities throughout the state get more collective-bargaining power — and he's asking Mayor Rahm Emanuel for help. The... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Gov. Bruce Rauner calls out Mayor Rahm Emanuel, says help goes two waysRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday called out Mayor Rahm Emanuel as "unwi
Gov. Bruce Rauner calls out Mayor Rahm Emanuel, says help goes two ways
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday called out Mayor Rahm Emanuel as "unwilling" to help him pass his pro-business, anti-union agenda at the Capitol, suggesting Chicago get on board in return for financial help for Chicago Public... Read more
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SaukValley.com
They swear, but do they perform?So begins the oath that all Illinois lawmakers take on their first day in offic
They swear, but do they perform?
SaukValley.com / Posted 21 days ago
So begins the oath that all Illinois lawmakers take on their first day in office. Inauguration Day is a day of grandeur. Proud spouses, children, grandchildren and others fill the Capitol to hear those words. I often have wondered whether the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Suburban lawmaker wants to ban donation of aborted fetuses for scienceState Rep. Peter Breen says aborted fetuses shouldn't be donated for scientific
Suburban lawmaker wants to ban donation of aborted fetuses for science
Daily Herald / Posted 21 days ago
State Rep. Peter Breen says aborted fetuses shouldn't be donated for scientific research, an idea that comes after the release of controversial videos showing Planned Parenthood officials talking about the practice. The Lombard Republican filed... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois Senate votes to reject lawmaker salary increaseLegislators voted 49-2 Wednesday to reject an automatic 2 percent cost-of-livin
Illinois Senate votes to reject lawmaker salary increase
Northwest Herald / Posted 22 days ago
Legislators voted 49-2 Wednesday to reject an automatic 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment. The House voted to stop the pay hike last week. The action comes after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner blasted Democrats who control the Legislature for not... Read more
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FOX Illinois
Rauner Promises No Lockout, Madigan Says House Will Consider Property Tax Freeze -For months we've heard about the 5 turnaround agenda items that need to be pass
Rauner Promises No Lockout, Madigan Says House Will Consider Property Tax Freeze -
FOX Illinois / Posted 22 days ago
For months we've heard about the 5 turnaround agenda items that need to be passed before the governor will agree to a tax increase to balance the budget. But one attempt at compromise might already be dead on arrival. Senate president John Cullerton... Read more
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