Bruce Rauner

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

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.

01/16/2015

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.

01/13/2015

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.

01/13/2015

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.”

01/11/2015

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.

01/10/2015

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.

01/10/2015

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.

01/09/2015

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.

01/05/2015

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.

01/02/2015

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.

12/22/2014

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.

12/16/2014

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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.

12/15/2014

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