Gov. Bruce Rauner

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted five petitions for clemency and denied 97 others.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a tax credit into law worth up to $750 for property owners in 18 Illinois counties that suffered flood damages earlier this year.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law two measures that address sexual harassment in the Illinois state Capitol. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner are trying to make sure that members of the military who are serving around the world receive holiday cards from people throughout Illinois.

Illinois will honor 200 veterans who've gone "above and beyond the call of duty" as part of the state's bicentennial celebration.

Illinois state Treasurer Michael Frerichs has won approval of a law making it easier for survivors of deceased family members to claim life insurance benefits. 

The Illinois Senate has endorsed monthly reporting of incoming bills despite a veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Cook County's Democratic Party has endorsed state Sen. Kwame Raoul for attorney general over former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and several other candidates who urged party leaders not to pick a favorite.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says collaboration between the University of Illinois and Tel Aviv University in Israel will make for groundbreaking technology and engineering initiatives.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen are leaving for a trade and research mission to Israel on Sunday.

The House has approved a measure aimed at making it easier to claim life insurance benefits when a policyholder dies. 

The Illinois Senate has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of legislation that prohibits local governments from establishing "right to work" zones.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it wants to make to Illinois' new budget, including to human services, agriculture programs and transportation.

The University of Illinois is proposing a new public-private innovation center near downtown Chicago that would partner the Urbana-Champaign campus with two other research institutions.

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

Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation's worst budget crisis, and $7.5 billion worth of unpaid bills hadn't even been sent to the official who writes the checks by the end of June.

Advocates for imprisoned women are thanking Gov. Bruce Rauner for signing a law requiring gender-appropriate and informed practices in the Illinois women's prison and parole systems. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking to overhaul regulations on the last of the state's coal-fired power plants.

Some of Chicago's top business executives are leading the effort to bring online retailer Amazon's second headquarters to the area. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a new Illinois law that will let adults earn high school diplomas instead of general-education certificates.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation making it harder for authorities to confiscate property from crime suspects. 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she has no "immediate plans" to run for another office when her term is up in 2019, including mayor of Chicago. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that re-establishes an economic-development tax incentive with greater transparency.

  Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Wednesday is issuing formal guidance to state and local police on immigration law.        

The document outlines recent changes in federal and state policy. On the one hand is President Donald Trump’s January executive order meant to increase deportations. That’s juxtaposed against Illinois’ new so-called TRUST Act, meant to increase protections for immigrants without legal status.

  Gov. Bruce Rauner signed that into law last month.

Illinois gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss has dropped his running mate citing disagreement over a stance on Israel. 

Illinois is among 15 states suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

It’s been two months since Illinois government finally passed a full budget. Legislators hoped that would accelerate the payment of overdue bills. But the governor’s office is holding that up.

The math seems pretty simple: Illinois is paying interest penalties of 12 percent on some debt. But like refinancing a home mortgage, we could borrow to pay that off at closer to 4 percent.

Gov. Bruce Rauner, however, doesn’t seem to like that idea.

“Just more borrowing — in and of itself, without a plan for repayment — would be a huge mistake.”

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

Democratic-leaning Illinois is the latest state to direct taxpayer money to private schools. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking federal help for people in four northern Illinois counties affected by flooding and severe storms this summer. 

Pages