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  • McHenry County represented on Bruce Rauner's government consolidation task force

    A new task force meant to find ways to reduce Illinois’ almost 7,000 units of local government is not the first of its kind, but it very well could be ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility of losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for pr ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • 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
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