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Daily Herald
Gov. Rauner's heroin bill veto causes disappointment -- and cautious hopeA day after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a major piece of legislation aimed at decr
Gov. Rauner's heroin bill veto causes disappointment -- and cautious hope
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a major piece of legislation aimed at decreasing heroin deaths and improving treatment and education, suburban anti-drug advocates reacted mostly with disappointment. "I think it's disappointing that they've cut... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Rauner, lawmakers focus on smaller projects in budget messA committee sent to the floor a Senate-approved measure that restores funding f
Rauner, lawmakers focus on smaller projects in budget mess
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
A committee sent to the floor a Senate-approved measure that restores funding for the child care program for working parents. With no budget to pay for it, Rauner imposed an emergency rule that severely restricted eligibility for the program – his... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Rauner, lawmakers focus on smaller projects in budget messA committee sent to the floor a Senate-approved measure that restores funding f
Rauner, lawmakers focus on smaller projects in budget mess
Daily Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
A committee sent to the floor a Senate-approved measure that restores funding for the child care program for working parents. With no budget to pay for it, Rauner imposed an emergency rule that severely restricted eligibility for the program – his... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Rauner, lawmakers focus on smaller projects in budget messA court hearing was scheduled for today for the state to explain why it missed
Rauner, lawmakers focus on smaller projects in budget mess
SaukValley.com / Posted 3 days ago
A court hearing was scheduled for today for the state to explain why it missed an Aug. 21 deadline for a court-ordered payment for services to developmentally disabled residents living in community homes or larger facilities. The state comptroller... Read more
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FOX Illinois
Sponsor Working On Override On Anti-Heroin Bill -As the budget battle continues lawmakers are faced with other challenges at the
Sponsor Working On Override On Anti-Heroin Bill -
FOX Illinois / Posted 3 days ago
As the budget battle continues lawmakers are faced with other challenges at the Statehouse. A recent amendatory veto from Governor Rauner is causing one lawmaker to consider his options among the building tension right now. Heroin addiction is a... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Senior citizens at risk of losing home care servicesSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- 80 thousand seniors in Illinois are at risk of losing thei
Senior citizens at risk of losing home care services
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 3 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- 80 thousand seniors in Illinois are at risk of losing their in-home care because of the state budget crisis. Last month, a court ordered the state to pay the Illinois Association of Community Care Program Homecare Providers in... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner, Lawmakers Focus on Smaller Projects in Budget MessIllinois legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner bickered over potholes, airplanes an
Rauner, Lawmakers Focus on Smaller Projects in Budget Mess
NBC Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
Illinois legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner bickered over potholes, airplanes and other smaller-ticket items Tuesday as officials prepared to answer a contempt charge in federal court alleging the cash-strapped state missed a deadline to pay some... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose BillSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the Gene
Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose Bill
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 4 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state. The Republican governor used his amendatory veto powers to remove a... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Rauner removes Medicaid coverage from heroin-overdose billSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the Gene
Rauner removes Medicaid coverage from heroin-overdose bill
WGEM Quincy / Posted 4 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state. The Republican governor used his amendatory veto powers to remove a... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Rauner removes Medicaid coverage from heroin-overdose billSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the Gene
Rauner removes Medicaid coverage from heroin-overdose bill
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 4 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state. The Republican governor used his amendatory veto powers to remove a... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Cuts Drug-Treatment Funding From Heroin BillIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed Monday critical pieces of a bill to intended
Rauner Cuts Drug-Treatment Funding From Heroin Bill
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed Monday critical pieces of a bill to intended fight heroin addiction and overdoses, saying that while he supports the measure in principle, the state can't afford it. The Republican governor used his amendatory veto... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Rauner removes Medicaid coverage from heroin-overdose billGov. Bruce Rauner (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/R
Rauner removes Medicaid coverage from heroin-overdose bill
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 4 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released) Gov. Bruce Rauner (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer/Released) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Rauner removes Medicaid coverage from heroin-overdose billGov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempt
Rauner removes Medicaid coverage from heroin-overdose bill
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 4 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state. The Republican governor used his amendatory veto powers to remove a section from the legislation... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner dumps treatment from anti-heroin measure, citing costGov. Bruce Rauner on Monday sought to rewrite a wide-ranging measure aimed at c
Rauner dumps treatment from anti-heroin measure, citing cost
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday sought to rewrite a wide-ranging measure aimed at curbing heroin use, eliminating a requirement that the state's Medicaid health care program for the poor pay for medication and therapy programs to treat addiction. The... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner rewrites major heroin proposalGov. Bruce Rauner today rewrote a sweeping proposal aimed at curbing the heroin
Rauner rewrites major heroin proposal
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner today rewrote a sweeping proposal aimed at curbing the heroin abuse that has plagued some suburbs in recent years, saying that while he supports much of it, the plan should be changed to limit costs for the state. The plan tried to... Read more
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Daily Herald
Heroin use spikes but Illinois treatment options fall, study saysDrug addiction treatment options are getting fewer as heroin use continues to i
Heroin use spikes but Illinois treatment options fall, study says
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Drug addiction treatment options are getting fewer as heroin use continues to increase, particularly in the suburbs, a Roosevelt University study has found. Among all the states, Illinois had the biggest drop over five years in available treatment... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Democrat Day takes over the Illinois State FairSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Time for Democrats to take center stage at the State Fair.
Democrat Day takes over the Illinois State Fair
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 8 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Time for Democrats to take center stage at the State Fair. Just like the Republicans on Wednesday, Democrats too wasted no time aiming their passionate words towards the governor and what Dems feel is a battle underway now in... 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 8 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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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOALS researchers make breakthrough thanks to Ice Bucket ChallengeALS researchers
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 8 days ago
ALS researchers make breakthrough thanks to Ice Bucket ChallengeALS researchers make breakthrough thanks to Ice Bucket Challenge Researchers say last year's Ice Bucket Challenge has helped spur an important breakthrough in research of the... 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 8 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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Daily Herald
Cook County Democrats won't endorse Duckworth or ZoppCook County Democrats won't endorse a candidate in the U.S. Senate primary race
Cook County Democrats won't endorse Duckworth or Zopp
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Cook County Democrats won't endorse a candidate in the U.S. Senate primary race between U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates and Chicago Urban League head Andrea Zopp. The two will compete on March 15 for the chance to take on Republican... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner uses veto to further restrict pot decriminalizationGov. Bruce Rauner used his veto authority Friday to alter a pair of marijuana b
Rauner uses veto to further restrict pot decriminalization
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto authority Friday to alter a pair of marijuana bills, setting higher fines in a measure decriminalizing small amounts of the drug and scaling back an extension to Illinois' medical cannabis pilot program. "I support... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago pols try to keep it all in the family“It's Illinois,” Gov. Bruce Rauner shrugged. “It's part of the culture here.”
Chicago pols try to keep it all in the family
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 20 days ago
“It's Illinois,” Gov. Bruce Rauner shrugged. “It's part of the culture here.” That was the governor's response recently when I asked him about my report that as the state budget war developed last spring, House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang—a top... Read more

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