Madison Co. Dems: Why Should Iowa Have All the Fun? Straw Poll Set for Feb. 1The Madison County Democratic Party will be holding a straw poll Feb. 1 to coincide with the Iowa Caucuses.
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 Touts Progress in First Year; Says More Must be DoneGov. Bruce Rauner says he's taken steps to improve Illinois during his first year in office, but the job "is nowhere near complete."
Ex Football Star Running For Senate In IllinoisNapoleon Harris most recently has been serving as state senator
Stream Announces Bid for State SenateStream says his focus is the same as when he ran for St. Louis County Executive - improving education and the economy.
Rauner Opens Illinois State Fair Despite Not Having BudgetGov. Bruce Rauner, the former college football quarterback, presaged Friday's Illinois State Fair kickoff with a pep-rally cheer: "Let's have fun, let's open these gates up and celebrate with this fair. Let's go, 2015!''
Illinois Democrats Relent, Adopt 'Clean' Federal Funds BillThe Illinois House agreed Wednesday to unlock $5.2 billion in federal funding for such things as energy assistance, family nutrition and cancer screenings after Democrats backed off their push to include some state spending in the bill.
House Panel OKs Federal-Funding Plan Over Rauner's ProtestWhat began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget stalemate, appeared Tuesday to be headed for a veto by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner amid a continuing financing feud with Democrats in the General Assembly.
Judge Bars Full State Worker Pay Without Illinois BudgetIllinois won't be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.
The Latest: Missouri Reacts to Gay Marriage RulingThe latest reaction in Missouri to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize marriages between same-sex couples
Missouri Advocates Praise Ruling for Health Care SubsidiesMissouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Rauner Launches Ads Blasting Democrats as Legislators Meet