Rauner Optimistic About Reaching Budget DealAgreement has been elusive during the more than 10 months the Republican governor has faced off with Democrats who control the Legislature.
Illinois Schools Receive $600 Million to Stay OpenSchools haven't received any money in at least 10 months, which is when this fiscal year started.
Illinois Impasse Sparks Fears of the Unthinkable: No SchoolIf it happens, it would be the most traumatic consequence of the impasse between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats, and mark a new low for political dysfunction in the nation's fifth-largest state.
Illinois Lawmakers Approve Higher-Ed FundsMetro East lawmakers applaud the effort to keep colleges and universities running amidst budget stalemate.
Illinois Universities Brace for More State Budget CutsGov. Bruce Rauner once again is calling for deep cuts in state funding for higher education, showing how tempting a target universities continue to be for a state desperate to get its budget under control.
Illinois Debt Deepens: State Comptroller Sounds The AlarmIt's such a huge number, it's hard for people to wrap their heads around it.
New Illinois Law Imposes Fine For Minors With E-CigsIllinois law already prohibits selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.
Disabled Illinois Veteran Disappointed With Medical Marijuana DecisionLon Hodge, who suffers from PTSD & chronic pain, was one who lobbied Gov. Rauner to expand program
President Obama Plans Speech in Springfield, Ill.Gov. Rauner says he'll welcome February 10 visit to state capitol.
New $100k Chief of Staff Hired for Illinois First LadyOn the same day Lutheran Social Services cut 43 percent of its staff in Illinois, plus 30 programs helping 4,700 people -- the Bruce Rauner administration announced it hired a new chief of staff for First Lady Diana Rauner.
Rauner Backs Democrats' Pension Plan With Union MeasureIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he would support a top Democrat's proposal to tackle Illinois' pension crisis, as long as it includes a union-weakening provision aimed at collective bargaining.
Rauner Asks Labor Board to Rule if Union Talks at ImpasseThe acidic word-war between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the union members who staff state government took a formal turn Friday.