Rauner Likes Jobs Saved In Nuke Deal, Dislikes 'Corporate Welfare' ComponentThe measure saves an estimated 1,500 jobs in central and western Illinois by keeping two nuclear power plants open.
Rauner Vetoes $215 Million In Pension Aid For Chicago Public SchoolsThe parties agreed to that funding in June on the condition that lawmakers would work on a separate plan to overhaul a statewide pension system that's more than $100 billion in debt.
AFSCME Cool Toward Rauner’s Plan To Drug-Test Some State EmployeesAn AFSCME Council 31 spokesman calls Gov. Bruce Rauner's announcement a distraction amid stalled contract negotiations.
Rauner Seeking Daily Budget Meetings With Top LawmakersA stopgap budget approved by the Illinois General Assembly and the governor is set to expire at the end of 2016, and the governor said he wants to meet with the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate every day until an agreement on a full-year’s budget is reached.
Rauner Gets Edge Over State Employee Union, Will Strike Follow?Gov. Bruce Rauner has scored a major victory in his battle with the biggest union of state employees.
Budget Progress? State Leaders Meet 40 Minutes, Agree To Meet The Next DayMeanwhile, the state's finances continue to burn, says one government watchdog. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
Bruce Rauner Earned Nearly $200 Million, According To Tax ReturnsIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has released his 2015 tax returns showing he earned nearly $200 million and paid about $50 million in federal and state income taxes.
New Attack Ad Links Gov. Rauner, Illinois GOP To TrumpIt's another wrinkle in the ongoing tussle between the state's two most powerful politicians.
Rauner Signs Executive Order Designed To Cut Red Tape Burdening Small BusinessesIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Monday an Executive Order designed to cut red tape that reduce over-regulation, and—his office says—to Grow the Economy.
Chicago State University Faculty Asks Rauner To Replace TrusteesThe faculty at Chicago State University has asked Gov. Bruce Rauner to remove all the trustees at the beleaguered South Side school as it faces declining enrollment, major funding shortfalls, and the unexpected ouster of its popular new president.
Disabled, Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Block Proposed Caregiver Overtime BanAdvocates for the disabled and their caregivers have asked state lawmakers to scrap proposed rules that would reduce home care given to people with disabilities.
Judge Dismisses Illinois Social Service Providers' LawsuitA judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by social service providers who wanted the court to force payment on contracts with the state of Illinois, saying the issue belongs in a higher court.