Bruce Rauner

Michael-Madigan

Madigan in Tense Stand Off With Press After Foiled Attempt to Avoid Questions

CHICAGO (CBS) — What happens when the most powerful and secretive man in Springfield attempts to avoid a scrum of reporters and fails? Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and his handlers tried to inconspicuously […]

08/21/2015

Hoist Liftruck is leaving Chicago for Indiana. (CBS)

For One Chicago Business, Illinois Became Too Inhospitable

Hoist Liftruck is moving to Indiana. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey explains why.

08/17/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Rauner Says He’ll Help Chicago Schools, Wants Assistance Pressuring Speaker Madigan

The Republican governor accused House Speaker Michael Madigan of refusing to bargain in good faith and called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other Democratic lawmakers to pressure the him.

08/06/2015

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Budget Impasse Stops Flow Of Federal Cash To Some Workers, Aid Recipients

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on frozen funds – and the people impacted.

07/30/2015

Bruce Rauner and Rev. Corey Brooks discuss death threats Brooks allegedly received the day before someone broke into his church in Woodlawn. Brooks has endorsed Rauner in the race for governor, against Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Appoints ‘Rooftop Pastor’ To Illinois Tollway Board

Gov. Rauner’s office on Friday announced Corey Brooks, senior pastor at New Beginnings Church, will be a director on the Illinois Tollway Board, the Downers Grove-based authority that controls toll roads.

07/17/2015

Jim Edgar

Former Gov. Edgar: Rauner, Dems Should Play Nice

The popular former state executive says the back-and-forth between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) must stop.

06/18/2015

Illinois State Capitol

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back In Legislative Attempts To Pass State Budget, Reforms

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS/AP) –– Illinois House Democrats came back to Springfield carrying what they called an olive branch to Gov. Bruce Rauner on business reform. However, Republicans derided Thursday’s votes on employment insurance for workplace […]

06/04/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to the Chicago City Council about his agenda for addressing the state's budget woes, and helping the city with its own financial problems. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Warns Cabinet Members To Prepare For Cash To Run Out

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is asking heads of state agencies to prepare for state funds to run out if he and Democratic lawmakers can’t reach a deal on a 2016 budget.

06/03/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Again Calls On Springfield To Help City Fix Its Finances

(CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city of Chicago is doing what it can to resolve its debt problems, but action from Springfield is still vital. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports from City […]

05/28/2015

Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico (City of Naperville)

Naperville Mayor Cool To Governor’s Anti-Labor Agenda

Steve Chirico says his city gets along with unions, but Naperville leaders support other aspects of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda.”

05/22/2015

Prison fence

Gov. Rauner’s New State Prisons Chief Abruptly Resigns

The governor’s office gave no reason for the premature departure of Donald Stolworthy, named to the $150,228-a-year job on March 9.

05/22/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov. Rauner Rattles Saber In Op-Ed Piece; Can State Budget Deadline Be Met?

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on Gov. Bruce Rauner going on the offensive.

05/21/2015

James R. Thompson Center

Possibly For Sale: State Office Building, Real Fixer-Upper

The administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms it is seeking an appraisal of the James R. Thompson Center as the state continues to wrestle with chronic budget problems.

03/27/2015

Megan Esselman could be among kids cut from an early-intervention program financed by the state of Illinois. (CBS)

State Budget Cut Would Boot More Than 10,000 Kids From Early-Intervention Program

That’s the fallout from one of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to save money, opponents say. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/12/2015

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 Appearance Met With Pro-Union Demonstrators

(CBS) — As several hundred protesters chanted outside an Elgin restaurant Friday, Gov. Bruce Rauner told supporters inside that he is ready to do battle with Illinois’ public employee unions. Rauner said he is not […]

03/06/2015

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

Rauner Slams GOP Ally Christie’s Home State, Says N.J. ‘Going Down The Drain’

The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.

03/02/2015

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: Appointee’s Defiance Over Anti-Union Order Is ‘Bump In the Road’

Leslie Munger reportedly won’t comply, over legal concerns. It’s a setback for the governor’s latest initiative, and it comes from a fellow Republican he appointed less than a month ago.

02/13/2015

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 Order: State Workers Don’t Have To Pay Union Dues

State workers who do not agree with their union’s political activities would not have to pay dues under an executive order signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

02/09/2015

Rauner-vocational-training

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.

01/23/2015

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.

01/22/2015

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