Rauner Defends Stance On Expanded Abortion Funding; 'We Need To Focus'Gov. Bruce Rauner defended his threat to veto legislation that would allow Medicaid and state health insurance coverage of abortions.
Judge To Rule April 28 On CPS Discrimination Lawsuit Against StateThe Chicago Board of Education and a group of CPS parents sued the state, seeking to declare its funding systems discriminatory and illegal.
Judge To Hear Arguments On CPS Lawsuit Over State Education FundingThe district has noted CPS has 20 percent of the state's public school students, but receives only 15 percent of state education dollars.
Veteran Facing Deportation Over Drug Case Seeks Pardon From GovernorActivist pastor Walter Coleman, of Lincoln United Methodist Church, told the panel that deporting Miguel Perez Jr. would be a death sentence
Northeastern Illinois University Closes Over State Budget StalemateOne state senator said the lack of a state budget is mainly Gov. Bruce Rauner's fault.
Rauner Insists He's Not Holding Colleges, Service Agencies HostageBut he's dug in when it comes to reforms he says Democrats must consider before he'll sign off on a spending plan.
Baffoe: Happy Morgan Park Championship Rings Story A Product Of Rauner, Emanuel AwfulnessKindness from outsiders was needed after those in power showed little care for kids.
Illinois Governor's Race Could Be The Most Expensive One EverAs billionaire J.B. Pritzker enters the race, a watchdog group said the campaign for Illinois Governor is likely to feature an unprecedented level of spending.
J.B. Pritzker Expected To Announce Run For GovernorEntrepreneur and billionaire investor J.B. Pritzker was expected to formally jump into the race for governor on Thursday.
Expert: Illinois Budget Stalemate Could Last Through Next ElectionA renowned political expert has warned the two-year budget impasse in Illinois might not end until after the next election for governor in 2018.
Rahm Says Thompson Center Sale "Shouldn't Be This Tough," Blames GovernorMayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Gov. Bruce Rauner is making almost everything difficult in Springfield, including efforts to sell the James R. Thompson Center, which now houses state offices in Chicago.
Mendoza: Gov. Rauner Lies About Having Balanced BudgetThe state comptroller said his proposal is $700 billion out of balance and that the constitution requires him to propose a level budget.

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