Gov. Bruce Rauner

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. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted seven petitions for clemency and denied 87 others.

The Illinois legislature this afternoon approved a major, bipartisan overhaul of the way Illinois funds public education.

Backers are calling it a landmark reform. It would focus state spending on areas with more students in poverty — though no school district would get less funding than it does today.
Democratic state Senator Kimberly Lightford, from Chicago, says the change has been a long time in coming.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is letting other states know that Illinois resources are available if needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and along the Gulf Coast.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved the creation of the Illinois Muslim American Advisory Council. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a plan pushed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan aimed at protecting students who take out college loans.

A day after praising a tentative deal in Illinois' school funding fight, Gov. Bruce Rauner is giving it mixed reviews. 

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Hate crimes will be more punishable under a new law the governor signed this week.

The measure was a result of suggestions from the state’s bi-partisan Holocaust and Genocide Commission. It was introduced to the legislature well before the events in Charlottesville. However, State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, a Democrat from Chicago, says it sends a strong message to those considering acting out their hatred:

School superintendents from central and southern Illinois are pushing lawmakers to reach an agreement on overhauling the state's school funding formula.

A spokeswoman says Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign a plan that would limit cooperation between authorities in Illinois and federal immigration authorities.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is sidestepping comment on a political cartoon critics have called racist, saying he doesn't have anything to add to the discussion "as a white male."

About 14,000 people filled Southern Illinois University's Saluki Stadium in Carbondale to watch Monday's total solar eclipse.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved regulations that require pharmacists to counsel customers who seek to fill prescriptions for new medications or need changes to longtime prescriptions.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says a plan that would limit cooperation between authorities in Illinois and federal immigration authorities "seems very reasonable."

A political cartoon circulated by a conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has triggered accusations of racism and insensitivity in the wake of the deadly rally attack in Virginia.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign dismissed attacks by would-be Democratic challengers.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says President Donald Trump's comments about a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia "damage America." 

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's determined to fight a "corrupt political machine in Chicago" and its "special deals" as he seeks a second term.

Local school superintendents are telling an Illinois House panel that the changes Gov. Bruce Rauner made to school-funding legislation will hurt their school districts. 

Some Republican lawmakers say the Illinois State House of Representatives may not have the votes to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a school funding bill tomorrow.

The State Senate overrode Rauner’s veto with one Republican joining Democrats.

But in the House - the original bill passed 11 votes short of a veto-proof majority. So Democrats would need Republican help.

Republican State Representative Steve Andersson broke from Rauner to pass a state budget - but says he won’t this time on school funding.

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