Bruce Rauner

State News
12:29 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Illinois hiring freeze began before Rauner

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's state-government hiring freeze apparently began the month before he took office, under his predecessor Democrat Pat Quinn. 

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Breaking
3:54 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Rauner to appoint Munger as state comptoller

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has announced his choice for Illinois' next comptroller.

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State News
3:13 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Agencies To Ask For More, Rauner Says ... Without Giving An Opinion On If They Deserve It Or Not

Illinois' next governor was back in the capital city Wednesday in part to meet with his budget team. Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has already tried to make the case that Illinois' finances are worse than he thought. Now he's adding to his list of examples.  

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State News
5:00 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

University of Illinois officials worried about the expiration of the income tax hike

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Officials at the University of Illinois say they're worried about the expiration of the state's temporary income tax hike, set to roll back partially in the New Year. 

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State News
5:25 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Chicago Mayor wants support from Rauner

It’s no secret that Emanuel and Rauner have a long standing friendship even though they stand on opposite sides of the aisle politically. Take the state income tax debate.  Rauner campaigned on rolling it back, but Emanuel says he supports Governor Pat Quinn’s idea to keep it at 5 percent.

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State News
7:13 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Former Il GOP leader says Rauner is helping rebuild party

The former head of the Illinois Republican Party says Bruce Rauner is helping rebuild the state GOP. Rauner’s victory over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn is the first time a Republican has held the governor’s office since 2003. Former party chair Pat Brady says Rauner will be a magnet for voters the GOP needs.

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State News
3:10 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Rauner makes the rounds before election day

It’s the final countdown to Election Day and the candidates are crisscrossing Illinois.   Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner makes his first stop of the day Lou Mitchell’s restaurant on Chicago’s near west side.  The diner is no stranger to political guests.

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:25 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Candidates make final voter push in Peoria

Governor Quinn and his opponent Republican Bruce Rauner are making Peoria a stop on their final fly-arounds before Tuesday's election.

Both men are landing in Peoria in the next 12 hours for what campaign workers call a final Get Out the Vote push.

The greater Peoria region is a good spot to stop for such an effort not only because of it's airport access but also its population and the strength of both major party organizations.

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State News
5:07 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Cronus Chemicals chooses Tuscola for new fertilizer plant

The location of a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in Tuscola will include more than $50 million in incentives from the state Cronus Chemicals confirmed Tuesday it’s chosen the site west of the city creating up to 2,000 construction jobs and about 200 permanent ones. 

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State News
4:37 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Quinn and Rauner disagree on flight bans

The candidates for Illinois Governor are disagreeing over the best way to protect citizens from Ebola.  Republican Bruce Rauner says he wants flights from three African countries to be banned from flying into Illinois.  And that Democratic Governor Pat Quinn should, too.

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