Bruce Rauner


It Takes Money To Save Money, Rauner Administration Signals

The new governor created a whole new level of government, purportedly to save money. And then, after demanding a 20 percent cut in higher education budgets, he gave his blessing to an expensive new vocational training program.


Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle waves at the podium during day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rauner Imports Former Hawaii Governor To Be Top Aide

A spokesman for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed Thursday that Linda Lingle will become his senior adviser.


Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Cancels Seven Executive Orders His Predecessor Issued On Way Out

A spokesman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says many of Quinn’s final actions were “to settle political scores” and not to benefit the public.


Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Ready To Make Rundown Governor’s Mansion Home

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports from the outside, from a distance, the mansion actually looks ok.


Blagojevich Leaves

Rare For Illinois: No Federal Scandal As Governor Leaves Office

For the first time in this millennium, a governor in Illinois has left office not under a cloud of a federal corruption investigation.


Diana Rauner & Gov-Elect Bruce Rauner serve meals at Uptown homeless kitchen on inaugural eve. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Rauner: Special Election For Comptroller A ‘Partisan Power Play’

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner says what the legislature did last week – when it approved a special election for Illinois comptroller in 2016 was a “partisan power play.”


Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Appoints Rev. Meeks To Chair State Board Of Education

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner announced a number of appointments for cabinet positions and agency heads on Saturday, including naming former State Senator Rev. James Meeks to be the chairman of the State Board of Education.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn Aide Says Governor Will Focus On Pardons, Clemency During Final Hours In Office

Although Pat Quinn’s public duties as Illinois governor are now finished, the next couple of days until Bruce Rauner takes the oath of office promise to be busy ones.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn Has No Plans To Retire

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the veteran politician, who leaves office next week after not winning re-election.


Leslie Munger. (Photo provided by Governor-elect Bruce Rauner's office)

Governor-Elect Rauner To Appoint Leslie Munger For Comptroller

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner announced Monday that he will appoint Leslie Munger to the state comptroller office, filling the vacancy left by the death of Judy Baar Topinka.


Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, left, appears with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (CBS)

Chris Christie To Do ‘Victory Lap’ With Fellow Republican Rauner In Illinois

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is seriously weighing a run for president, will join Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner at a Feb. 12 event here.


Recording artist Toby Keith performs during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ACM)

Rauner’s Inaugural Concert Lineup: Blues Legend Buddy Guy, Country Artist Toby Keith

A Chicago Blues legend and a country-music star known for songs about drinking will perform next month when Illinois’s new governor is sworn in.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

State Lawmakers To Propose Merging Offices Of Treasurer, Comptroller

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner could make history when he appoints a new state Comptroller next month. That’s because he or she could be the last state comptroller to serve in Illinois.


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AG Madigan Weighs In On Topinka Vacancy

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan urged lawmakers Monday to let voters choose a replacement for the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka in 2016 after outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner make separate appointments to fill the job in the interim.


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Quinn In No Rush To Appoint Topinka’s Successor

Gov. Pat Quinn said the people of Illinois should reflect on the life of the late Judy Baar Topinka before there’s any public discussion about appointing her successor as state comptroller.


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Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies At 70

Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke


Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Asking State Agencies To Come Up With Plans For Budget Cuts

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner is asking for a 20 percent budget cut from lame-duck Governor Pat Quinn.


Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner To Outgoing Gov. Quinn: Don’t Hire Or Appoint Anyone

The state’s governor-elect was in Springfield this week to meet with a variety of officials.


A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Outlines Ideas For New Ridesharing Rules

A Democratic state lawmaker says background checks for drivers and wheelchair accessibility for passengers are among the provisions he wants included in new legislation calling for regulations of the ridesharing industry.


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Lawmakers Debate Illinois’ School Funding Formula

Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois’ school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmakers opened talks on a bill that aims to even out disparities between districts by pumping more state dollars into poorer ones and giving less to the wealthiest.