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A new proposal from Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget address could force universities to pick up more of the cost of pensions and health insurance for Illinois State employees.

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Unit 5 officials are not thrilled with Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to shift pension costs from the state to local school districts.

State Rep. Keith Sommer said Thursday he’s taking a wait-and-see approach on many of the governor’s budget proposals laid out this week, even as Sommer’s Democratic challenger called them “insincere and disingenuous” and potentially disruptive for Illinois schools.

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One of the biggest changes Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed in Wednesday's budget address is making local school districts bear the costs of teacher pensions.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined his plans for the Illinois budget in a speech to lawmakers Wednesday afternoon.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is scheduled to unveil his fourth budget proposal Wednesday in a speech to the General Assembly.

Illinois lawmakers have only enacted a budget for one of the three years he’s been in office.

That led to service cuts and some layoffs, but the state didn’t collapse. For most people, life went on as normal.

So we asked Statehouse reporter Brian Mackey: Does it really matter if Illinois has a budget?

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Gov. Bruce Rauner toured the Destihl Brewery in Normal on Saturday before taking questions inside the seven-month-old facility.

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Several Republicans called Saturday for Jeanne Ives to take down a controversial campaign video targeting Gov. Bruce Rauner that critics say depicts cartoonish, offensive versions of trans Illinoisans and women activists.

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Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker stopped in Bloomington on Friday to deliver a fiery stump speech exclusively targeting Gov. Bruce Rauner, looking past the Democratic primary just 46 days away.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says bipartisanship is needed to move the state forward. But a lack of trust in the shadow of an election year and the governor's own remarks make that less likely to happen.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's official calendar shows he scheduled a May 2015 meeting at the Executive Mansion with a former business partner who claims in a lawsuit they discussed a personal business deal.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to change the climate for women in Illinois prisons.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped at the Exelon nuclear plant near Clinton on Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of legislation that kept a pair of Illinois nuclear facilities open.

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The issue of legalizing recreational use of marijuana is rising in profile this year. There are two bills in the General Assembly. Several Democratic candidates for governor have embraced the proposal, saying it would bring badly needed revenue to the state and reduce black market and gang control of an existing industry.

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Brandt Industries will receive $1.2 million in state tax credits to create its first U.S. manufacturing plant and hire at least 300 workers in McLean County, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday.

A state representative from the Chicago suburbs says she’ll challenge Gov. Bruce Rauner in next year’s Republican primary.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has made his long awaited announcement that he is seeking re-election.

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Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker said Thursday he knows the difference between running a business and running government and is experienced in both, unlike the two other wealthy businessmen—Bruce Rauner and Donald Trump—who’ve struggled in their transition to public office.

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The city of Chicago has officially submitted its bid to be home to Amazon's second headquarters.

Rauner Explains Signing Abortion Bill

Sep 28, 2017
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Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he understands the moral objections to abortion but signed into law expanded coverage for them because he believes all women should have the same health care options.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that athletes who are protesting during the National Anthem are insulting the country.

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The state has restored funding for one of the programs Children's Home and Aid cut two years ago, the Butterfly Project.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped in Lexington on Saturday during his annual Route 66 motorcycle ride from the Chicago area to Springfield.

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There has been another high-level departure from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Wednesday assembling a task force to fight the state’s opioid crisis.

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Illinois spent $14 million on planning for state universities' construction projects that have been mothballed.

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A wide-reaching overhaul of the way Illinois funds schools has been signed into law.

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Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker stopped in Bloomington on Thursday to pick up a big union endorsement and lay out his plan for creating jobs in Illinois.

Illinois State University

Illinois State University's Board of Trustees must vote again on the contract employing President Larry Dietz.

When the board approved the contract Aug. 6, it turns out four of them weren't trustees at all.

Legislative leaders Thursday announced a tentative compromise on the thorny issue of school funding, but opposition is mounting to one part of that deal.

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