Rauner, GOP Lawmakers Propose State Takeover Of Chicago Public SchoolsIllinois Republicans insisted they’re throwing the Chicago Public Schools a “lifeline” with legislation that would allow a state takeover of the schools, and allow the district to seek bankruptcy protection to restructure its massive debt.
Report: GOP Wants To Make Resentment Of Madigan A Campaign IssueThe criticism of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) by Republicans is on the rise.
Illinois Senate Republicans Support Quinn's Pension, Medicaid PlansIllinois Senate Republicans say there’s a lot not to like about Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget plans, and the way he’s running the state. But as WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, they are siding with Quinn on a couple of big issues.
Republicans Slam Democrats On Anniversary Of Income Tax HikeMarking the first anniversary of the income tax hike approved by Gov. Pat Quinn and the Democrat-controlled legislature, Republican lawmakers hammered Democrats over the tax increase, saying people don't like it and it's not working.
Illinois GOP Pushing $500M Jobs PackageIllinois Republicans have filed a measure they say will create tens of thousands of jobs. They think it’s something Democrats can get behind as well.
Illinois GOP Sues To Block New Legislative MapIllinois Republican leaders have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's new legislative district map, which was drawn up entirely by Democratic lawmakers and approved by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Illinois Republicans Seek More Workers' Comp ChangesThe ink is barely drive on Illinois' new workers' compensation law, but already, Republicans in the legislature are hoping to make far bigger changes.
Illinois GOP Wants To Change Early Release RulesIllinois Republicans want to tighten rules for the early release of prison inmates, although Gov. Pat Quinn isn't interested in reviving the idea he discontinued last year when it blew up in his face.