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  • Bruce Rauner's commission examines Illinois sentencing laws

    A commission to re-evaluate Illinois’ sentencing laws, and eventually reduce the state’s prison population, is moving forward under Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Gov. Rauner tells Chicago studio to return $10 million grant

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered a Chicago TV and movie studio to return a $10 million state grant awarded by his predecessor, Pat Qui ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Illinois moves to plug big hole in this year’s state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • 3 state workers seek to join Rauner lawsuit over union dues

    CHICAGO – Three Illinois state employees on Monday sought to join Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit against labor unions, a legal maneuver aimed at trying t ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner’s immigration message leaves advocates perplexed

    CHICAGO – More than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation’s most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground

    CHICAGO – Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge th ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Transit officials: Rauner budget cuts could mean fare hikes

    CHICAGO – Regional Transportation Authority officials are warning that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reduce state funding for public transit could l ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • County clerks worried about special election for Schock seat

    SPRINGFIELD – County clerks worried about being ready for the upcoming special election for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s seat are asking Illinois lawmaker ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • State agency unveils plan to improve juvenile justice system

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration unveiled the outlines of a plan Friday calling for more staff and new laws to improve Illinois’ juvenile ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Former charter schools CEO earning $250K as Gov. Bruce Rauner's adviser

    SPRINGFIELD – A former Chicago charter schools executive is earning $250,000 a year to spearhead Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top education initiatives, a sala ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Illinois to divert 'fair share' fees from unions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, dogged in attempts to eliminate fees paid to unions by workers who choose not to join, has instructed state ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines 'four-month' agenda in Woodstock (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – The last time Gov. Bruce Rauner came to McHenry County it was to campaign for the state’s highest office.
    March 20, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court invites Rauner to observe arguments

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme court is holding a special evening session of oral arguments to give Gov. Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers a chance ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Donors had role in Congressman's 2014 property deal

    WASHINGTON – A shell company linked to embattled Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock paid a political donor $300,000 last year for a commercial property in Peo ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • GOP fundraiser in Chicago an early show of support for Kirk

    CHICAGO – Illinois Republican leaders turned out Monday for an early fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s 2016 re-election campaign in a show of suppo ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm
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