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  • Rauner vetoes plan to reduce Chicago pension payments

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan Friday that would reduce Chicago's payments to its police and fire pension funds for each of the next fi ...
    NEW: May 27, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • State rep. seeks revote on veto override of binding arbitration bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Two days after the Illinois House of Representatives failed to override the governor’s veto of a controversial binding arbitration bill, ...
    NEW: May 27, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • Rauner, Illinois legislative leaders meeting today

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois state legislative leaders are continuing discussions about how to end an 11-month budget stalemate.
    May 27, 2016 - 1:27 pm
  • Reeder: Illinois politicians should butt out of shared economy

    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Earlier this month, I went on a week-long business trip through Mississippi and Louisiana, but avoided staying in motels.
    May 27, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • A day after the shouting, GOP and Democrats back talking

    SPRINGFIELD – A day after Republicans booed and yelled at Illinois House Democrats for passing their own budget without GOP input, leaders from both p ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Illinois road plan focuses on maintenance and repair

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will spend the next six years trying to maintain and improve a deteriorating trans ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:53 pm
  • GOP targets Democrats who voted 'yes' on Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republicans are launching automated phone calls blasting Democrats who voted for a state spending plan they say would lea ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • McHenry County's lawmakers blast House budget vote

    McHenry County’s representatives in Springfield could not contain their dismay over a last-minute House vote on a 500-page 2017 budget that Republican ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Rauner, Democrats keep fighting over budget as time runs out

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The prospects that Illinois' nearly yearlong budget stalemate will soon end are quickly diminishing even though Republican Go ...
    May 26, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • Editor's desk: Hands up! Michael Madigan wants even more

    Got an extra $1,000 lying around that you wouldn’t mind giving to the state of Illinois?Me neither.B ...
    May 26, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Illinois House fails to override veto of union bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democrats failed to overturn a veto from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on a bill that would let an arbitrator settle state ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:05 am
  • House Dems defy Rauner, push own budget; McHenry County lawmakers vote against

    SPRINGFIELD – Amid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without conside ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Rep. Franks: Dysfunction drives decision to leave Illinois House, run for County Board chair

    After 18 years in the Legislature, I announced that I would not seek re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives, instead deciding to run for ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois emissions testing requirement for registration renewal to resume

    Drivers whose vehicles require emissions tests must again pass them before being able to renew their registration, effective June 1.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • Illinois House Democrats defy Gov. Bruce Rauner, push own budget

    SPRINGFIELD — Amid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without conside ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:13 am
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