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

Rauner Speaks on Legislative Redistricting

Nov 13, 2017

Governor Bruce Rauner continues to support legislative redistricting reforms that take politicians out of the process. But the Republican governor laughed off a reporter’s question on whether he’d recuse himself from redistricting, if elected to a second term.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is downplaying defeats in the just-ended legislative session where lawmakers voted to nix most of the Rauner vetoes they attempted to override.

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

The Republican leader of the Illinois House wants to establish a hotline for helping victims of sexual harassment.

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock is appealing a recent lower-court decision allowing prosecutors in his corruption case to take the Peoria Republican to trial on 22 criminal counts.

Former Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn is joining a crowded field attempting to become the state's next attorney general.

A suburban Chicago mayor is the latest Democrat to announce a 2018 bid for Illinois attorney general.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is backing an effort to expand background checks for firearms.

A federal judge in central Illinois has tossed two counts in a 24-count indictment of former Rep. Aaron Schock, including a wire fraud allegation, but he still faces serious charges.

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

A federal judge in central Illinois is standing by one of his findings in the theft-of-government-funds case against former Rep. Aaron Schock.

Congressman Davis Ready for Tax Cuts

Oct 20, 2017

A central Illinois congressman is ready to vote for tax cuts.

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

The U.S. attorney's office for central Illinois wants a federal judge to reconsider his finding that prosecutors made false or misleading statements in former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's theft-of-government-funds case. 

The former head of Chicago's police oversight agency plans to run for state attorney general.

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. 

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. 

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

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

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

The Illinois House has adopted a resolution vilifying white supremacists.

Two Republican legislators won't seek re-election next year. 

Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock's attorneys accuse federal investigators of misconduct in their probe of the Republican and want the charges against him dismissed.

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The Tazewell County Auditor is planning a run for the office next door, so to speak. Republican Shelly Hranka says she’ll run for the County Clerk’s office.

Illinois legislators have adjourned the third day of a special session without wading into a school funding fight. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has summoned lawmakers into special session to settle the public education funding issue weeks before the school bell is set to ring.

DuPage County Board Vice Chairman John Curran has been appointed to fill the Illinois Senate seat held by GOP leader Christine Radogno before she announced her resignation last month. 

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