Rauner Curious To Find Out What Obama Will Tell State Lawmakers Next WeekGov. Bruce Rauner said he’s looking forward to hearing from President Barack Obama, who will visit the Illinois State Capitol next week, to speak to the General Assembly.
Celebrations Begin Ahead Of Rauner InaugurationRauner’s inauguration ceremony was scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield. He was set to take the oath of office along with Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Secretary of State Jesse White, Treasurer Mike Frerichs, and Comptroller Leslie Munger.
Lawmakers Debate Illinois' School Funding FormulaParents and teachers frustrated with Illinois' school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmakers opened talks on a bill that aims to even out disparities between districts by pumping more state dollars into poorer ones and giving less to the wealthiest.
Quinn Makes Minor Changes To $35.7B BudgetThe Chicago Democrat cut $250 million for renovations to the state Capitol from the $35.7 billion spending plan, saying the state can't afford to move forward with improvements this year. He also said he has directed state agencies to make additional cuts, including selling half the state's 21 airplanes.
Daley Slams Governor On Capitol Renovation, Quinn Blocks Further FundsDaley held a news conference Tuesday to blast Illinois' 9.2 percent unemployment rate – the second worst in the nation, and the worst in the Midwest.
$670K Doors At State Capitol Inspire JeersIllinois State Treasurer and Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford has disavowed the controversial the $50 million dollar renovation going on at the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, including expensive new doors at three entrances.
Treasurer Rutherford Releases Operation Reunite ListIllinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford unveiled an updated Operation Reunite list of names now that several military medals have been returned to veterans.
Arlington Heights Says No To Nativity Scene For Local ParkThe group that sets up Nativity scenes at Daley Plaza and the Illinois State Capitol has been denied permission to place a Nativity scene in a park in Arlington Heights.
State Treasurer To Give Tours Of Vault At CapitolFor the second year in a row, the public has a chance to see the inside of the Illinois Treasurer’s vault at the state Capitol in Springfield.
Crews Find Several 'Artifacts' During Capitol RenovationsThe Illinois State Capitol architect says dozens of artifacts have been discovered as crews continue tearing down walls in the building’s west wing during renovations at the statehouse.
Auditor: State Capitol Architect Lacks Long-Range PlansThe architect in charge at the Illinois State Capitol has come under fire for not properly planning for the future of the Capitol Complex.
Students To Rally At Capitol To Oppose Tax Break For SearsStaff, parents and students from School District 300 in the northwestern suburbs were headed to Springfield on Monday to tell lawmakers they oppose extending existing tax incentives to keep Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates.