Chance The Rapper Directs $2.2 Million To CPS SchoolsThe money will help fund arts and music programs at 20 Chicago public schools.
Governor Signs Law Limiting Illinois Police On ImmigrationIllinois will limit how local and state police can cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a plan signed into law Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner, a move that puts the first-term Republican at odds with his party on immigration issues.
Governor Bruce Rauner Signs Automatic Voter Registration LawRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a measure Monday allowing automatic voter registration in Illinois, a move that comes a year after he rejected a similar measure over concerns about voter fraud.
House Speaker Mike Madigan Cancels Special Session On Education BillAt the eleventh hour the Speaker of Illinois scrapped plans to try and override the Governor's veto of a school funding plan.
Illinois Democrats Speak Their Mind On The Gridlock In SpringfieldWith no deal for school funding in place, Illinois Democrats canceled their annual rally at the state fair in Springfield on Thursday.
Governor Rauner Talks To Lawmakers Ahead Of House Vote On School Funding BillThe Illinois House is scheduled to vote on Wednesday whether to override Governor Rauner’s veto of a school funding package. The state senate overrode the Governor on Sunday.
Chance The Rapper Criticizes Gov. Rauner Over CPS FundingChance began his tweetstorm by criticizing the timing of Rauner’s veto, which came “all in time for the back to school parade Saturday.”
New Law Requires State Employees To Undergo Cybersecurity TrainingEmployees who work for the state of Illinois will now be required to undergo cyber security training.
Day One Of Special Session For School Funding Ended In No DecisionWith state lawmakers now in special session, the battle over statewide school funding continued in Springfield.
Mayor Emanuel Thinks Governor Rauner Should Just Sign School Funding BillMayor Emanuel is taking a dim view of Governor Rauner's decision to call a special legislative session to begin Wednesday, to address school funding in Illinois.
Churches Holding Property Tax-Relief Fundraiser This WeekendOne hundred churches are hosting an afternoon of music and prayer to raise funds for people impacted by the recent increase in Cook County property taxes.
Governor Rauner Seems To Be Sticking With Plan Of Vetoing School Funding BillGovernor Rauner does not seem to be backing away from his threat to veto a school funding bill that is headed for his desk.
Emanuel Pushes For School Funding Bill Rewrite, Despite Rauner's OppositionMayor Emanuel said his top priority now is getting a school funding bill into law, in spite of Governor Bruce Rauner's veto threat.
Frerichs To Rauner: Dial Down The RhetoricTo avoid the state's bond rating from slipping to junk status, Illinois Treasure Mike Frerichs is offering advice to Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Last Day For Lawmakers To Reach Budget AgreementIf the General Assembly cannot reach a budget agreement by midnight, Illinois will start a third fiscal year without a budget.