Rauner: "I Am Not in Charge""I wish I had [been], we'd have our problems fixed," Rauner said.
Critics of Ill. Senate Budget Plan Multiply, Skepticism Grows"The goal is to pass the bill," Democratic Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) said. "This is a tough sell."
With Backing of Wealthy Governor, Illinois GOP Spending BigFor the first time in recent history, Illinois Republicans are vastly outspending Democrats in fall legislative races.
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan SuedA man who unsuccessfully challenged Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan in the Democratic primary has filed a lawsuit accusing him of fraud and seeking to "win at all costs."
Illinois House Speaker Madigan Misses Budget MeetingMadigan didn't attend the latest meeting Thursday aimed at ending a budget stalemate now in its sixth month because he had a scheduling conflict, according to his spokesman, Steve Brown.
Report: Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside dealsSteve Brown says he doesn't lobby the Democratic speaker or other state lawmakers on behalf of clients,
Ill. House To Keep On WorkingSpeaker Michael Madigan says lawmakers to be in "continuous session" past Sunday.
Illinois to Ask Voters About Taxing MillionairesGov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.
Quinn Urges House Democrats to Support Tax HikeIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn tried Monday to persuade House Democrats to extend the state's temporary income tax increase to avoid what he says would be "savage'' budget cuts.
Ill. Comptroller: Obama Library Should be Privately FundedJudy Baar Topinka says she currently has more than $5 billion worth of unpaid bills sitting on her desk.
Madigan: Budget Vote Helps with Tax IncreaseIllinois powerful House speaker says a vote on Democrats' 2015 budget, will help to extend the state's temporary income tax increase.
Search Warrants Issued for Lawmaker's Home, OfficeAuthorities say federal search warrants have been executed at the Elgin home and office of state Rep. Keith Farnham.

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