- The Latest on Springfield: GOP fires back at Democrats Updated: Aug-20-15 8:33 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on activities in Springfield as Democrats gather for their annual Democratic County Chairman's Association brunch and Democrat Day festivities at the Illinois State Fair:
- Democrats pledge to stand united in face of Rauner 'attacks' Updated: Aug-20-15 5:47 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an "epic struggle" with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in opposition while a potentially bruising primary for a U.S. Senate race took shape.
- Rauner, GOP rally at state fair; Dems nix vetoes Updated: Aug-19-15 8:34 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A re-energized Illinois Republican Party celebrated its newfound influence Wednesday, with party leaders telling a cheering crowd at the Illinois State Fair they are more united than ever against majority Democrats and Gov. Bruce Rauner announcing a goal to have GOP control of the Legislature within eight years.
- The Latest on Springfield: Senate OKs college grant funding Updated: Aug-19-15 8:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on activities in Springfield as Gov. Bruce Rauner spends Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair and action by the Senate on legislation, including overriding several Rauner vetoes:
- Cullerton: Senate will consider override vetoes this week Updated: Aug-18-15 1:10 pm
CHICAGO - Senate President John Cullerton says his chamber will consider overriding some of Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes this week, including one blocking public-employee strikes and management lockouts.
- Illinois governor wants reform ideas considered as package Updated: Aug-17-15 2:31 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants state legislators to take up a new comprehensive proposal including several of his agenda items as a package, not individually.
- Without a budget, Illinois' spending - and deficit - balloon Updated: Aug-15-15 12:08 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois Republicans and Democrats alike wailed when the Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a state budget last year that was more than $1 billion out of balance. Then-gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner called the spending plan "phony," while the party in power acknowledged it was "incomplete" and riddled with gimmicks.
- Rauner ties Chicago schools help to changes in union rights Updated: Aug-06-15 7:38 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he's willing to help blunt a financial crisis in Chicago Public Schools as long as communities throughout the state get more collective-bargaining power - and he's asking Mayor Rahm Emanuel for help.
- Illinois to close money-losing shooting complex, campground Updated: Aug-06-15 3:48 pm
SPARTA, Illinois - The state of Illinois plans at the end of this month to close a money-losing shooting complex that regularly draws thousands each summer for a pair of national competitions.
- Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers Updated: Aug-04-15 11:47 am
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