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

A credit ratings agency has removed Illinois from a credit watch since legislators approved a budget and ended a more than two-year impasse. 

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.

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. 

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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.

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.