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.
Governor Rauner Approves Law To Crack Down On Gun TraffickersGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to dramatically increase the penalties for those caught illegally transporting guns into Illinois.
Rauner To Sign Bill To Punish Trafficking Guns Into IllinoisUnder the new law, a first conviction of trafficking guns will carry a sentence of four to 20 years in prison. A subsequent offense will be punishable by up to 30 years.
Dems Praise Gov. Rauner For Signing Measures Aimed At Reducing Prison PopulationSo, how does going easier on crime help fight it? CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
Rauner Signs Bill Creating Human Trafficking Task ForceGov. Bruce Rauner labeled human trafficking a form of “modern day slavery” Sunday as he signed two bills targeting on a statewide level the crime of forced sexual exploitation.
Gov. Rauner Signs Repeal Of 'Tampon Tax' In IllinoisThe Republican signed the law Friday repealing so-called "pink taxes" on items such as tampons and menstrual pads. The change takes effect Jan. 1.
Rauner Launching Private Foundation to Fix Illinois State FairgroundsIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a private foundation to collect corporate donations for fairgrounds improvements.
Democrats Slam Rauner For Veto Of Automatic Voter RegistrationDemocratic state lawmakers and others have lashed at Gov. Bruce Rauner, for his veto of legislation that would allow for automatic voter registration when people get their driver’s licenses.
Gov. Rauner Bucks GOP By Signing Bills To Expand Birth Control, Access To AbortionsThe signings highlight a side of the governor's ideology that gets little attention as he wages a war against Democrats to change the political landscape of Illinois.
Rauner Signs Legislation Reducing Pot Penalties In IllinoisRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that makes marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines and no jail time.