Governor Rauner Signs Full State Budget For First Time In OfficeThe plan includes none of the pro-business items Rauner pushed for years and that led to a clash with majority Democrats and a years-long state budget impasse.
Rauner Seeks To Reinstate Death Penalty For Mass Murderers, Cop KillersIn a bombshell announcement Monday morning, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed bringing back the death penalty in Illinois for mass murderers and cop killers.
Mayors Join Forces To Oppose Illinois Cuts To Local FundingThe coalition of mayors and municipal groups launched a website and social media platform called ProtectMyTown.
Dealer Licensing Bill Faces Override Deadline On Gun Owner Lobby DayDemocratic Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park ditched a Tuesday night vote and suggested he first wanted to ensure there were enough House votes to override too.
Gun Control Advocates Hope To Override Rauner Veto Of Dealer Licensing BillIn February, lawmakers passed a measure that would require all gun dealers in Illinois to obtain licenses from the state.
Parents Of Kids Who Died Of Rare Disease Slam State For Not Testing As RequiredEarly detection, perhaps followed by stem cell treatment, can help children survive Krabbe disease, a degenerative nervous system disorder.
Mayor Defends CPS Property Tax Hike In State Education Funding PlanHouse Democrats estimate CPS could levy an additional $120 million in property taxes. Cook County Clerk David Orr estimated it would be more
Governor Expected To Get Education Funding Plan, Issue Prompt VetoGov. Bruce Rauner has not spelled out exactly how he would change the legislation before sending it back to the Senate.
Lawmakers To Meet For Special Session Amid Education Funding DisputeAt least two lawmakers planned to boycott the special session, and instead planned to be at Gale Elementary for a service day.
Rauner To Call Another Special Session, Amid School Funding DisputeThe governor accused Democrats of holding schools hostage to an attempt to bail out teachers’ pensions in Chicago.
Rauner Vows Special Session Without Education Funding Plan By Noon MondayLawmakers could be staring at another special session, because of a dispute over education funding, after the governor gave an ultimatum.
Overdue State Funding Prompts Major Layoffs For Family FocusThe prospect of starting a third fiscal year without a state budget has prompted one Chicago social service agency to make massive layoffs.