stalemate Rauner Responds to Democratic Hopefuls By Associated Press • Aug 17, 2017 A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign dismissed attacks by would-be Democratic challengers. S&P Removes Illinois From Credit Watch With Budget in Place By Associated Press • Jul 12, 2017 A credit ratings agency has removed Illinois from a credit watch since legislators approved a budget and ended a more than two-year impasse. Rauner launching 2-day campaign tour as 2018 rivals attack By Associated Press • Apr 11, 2017 CHICAGO (AP) - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching the first official campaign tour of his re-election bid as Democrats line up to try to defeat him in 2018. General Assembly takes 2-week break - with no budget By Associated Press • Apr 10, 2017 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois General Assembly left the capital city last week for a two-week spring break - without progress on an annual budget. 'Pottersville' Vs. 'The System': War Of The Words Between Rauner, Mendoza Escalates By Tony Arnold • Mar 20, 2017 City Club of Chicago Listen Listening... / 0:38 The airing of grievances over the ongoing state budget impasse continued today between Governor Bruce Rauner and Comptroller Susana Mendoza. As comptroller, Mendoza signs the checks connected to the state’s bank accounts. Illinois Lottery Caught In State Budget Stalemate By Sean Crawford • Oct 16, 2015 Not everyone plays the Illinois Lottery. But the state's announcement that winners of more than $600 will have to wait for their prizes has caught the public's attention.