In E-Mail, Rauner Called CPS Teachers 'Virtually Illiterate'llinois Gov. Bruce Rauner once contended half of Chicago Public Schools teachers "are virtually illiterate" and half of its principals are "incompetent."
Leaders Tout Measure To Secure Life Insurance PaymentsIllinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs and state legislators from both parties Tuesday asked Gov. Bruce Rauner to act quickly to sign legislation that would require insurance companies to notify beneficiaries of available death benefits.
Minister Calls On Emanuel, Rauner To Do More About 'Wild West Of America'Bishop Larry Trotter’s service at Sweet Holy Spirit Church in the South Chicago neighborhood included a plea to the mayor and governor to team up with community leaders to help stop the bloodshed.
Rauner Moves To Get More State Contracts To Women, MinoritiesGov. Bruce Rauner has signed an executive order he said will increase the number of women- and minority-owned businesses that receive state contracts.
Governor Forms Panel To Overhaul School Funding FormulaGov. Bruce Rauner said he wants the group to come up with a plan to fund education more fairly and adequately, and he wants the results by Feb. 1, 2017.
Illinois Budget Deal Heading For House VoteThe state’s epic budget impasse could end Thursday, as lawmakers were expected to vote on a stopgap spending plan, and a full-year education funding deal allowing schools to open in fall.
After Yearlong Budget Impasse, Optimism Growing In SpringfieldState lawmakers were holding their breath Wednesday night over a tentative deal to end the epic budget stalemate.
Rauner, Top Lawmakers Continue Budget Negotiations In SpringfieldRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders in the Illinois Legislature continued meetings Wednesday to negotiate a short-term budget deal during the state's epic one-year stalemate.
Democrats, Republicans Report Progress In State Budget TalksGov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats were pushing competing plans to ensure schools stay open and government operations continue, though there were signs late Tuesday that the two sides could reach a deal on stopgap spending as Illinois approaches a second year without a full state budget.
Rauner, Madigan Still At Odds On Education BudgetA day before state lawmakers were set to return to Springfield for another try at a stopgap budget plan, the governor and legislative leaders seemed to be sending mixed signals about the chances for a deal.
Expert Says Voters Share Blame In State's Budget GridlockIf voters are looking for someone to blame for the continued gridlock among the governor and state lawmakers, a political expert said they might want to head for a mirror.
Activists To Rally In Demand For State Budget DealGet it done. That's the message some Chicagoans are hoping to send to state lawmakers on Tuesday; at issue, whether schools will open in the fall if the state can't come to a budget agreement.

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