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Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under News

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered Illinois’ annual budget address Wednesday, saying that Illinois is “in a state of readiness to become the economic powerhouse of the midwest.” Although Rauner seemed to appease his political base, many believe that the address was nothing more than political peacocking...

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Son of Robert F. Kennedy joins Illinois governor’s race

Brenden Moore

February 12, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Putting to bed months of speculation, Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, announced last week his candidacy for governor of Illinois. Read More »...

Illinois delegation split on attending Trump inauguration

Illinois delegation split on attending Trump inauguration

Associated Press

January 19, 2017


Filed under Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' elected leaders are split on whether they're attending President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel aren't planning to attend. While Republicans including U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton are going,...

After 2018 governor’s race begins with $50 million Rauner contribution, a list of potential candidates

After 2018 governor’s race begins with $50 million Rauner contribution, a list of potential candidates

Brenden Moore

December 30, 2016


Filed under Politics

It may be only be seven weeks from the last election, but Illinois political observers are already eyeing the 2018 midterms as Gov. Bruce Rauner faces what could be a contentious reelection campaign. Given it’s the dull week between Christmas and New Years, let’s take a look at some possible ...

Storylines to look out for on Election Day

Storylines to look out for on Election Day

Brenden Moore

November 7, 2016


Filed under News

After a seemingly endless campaign season both in Illinois and around the country, ballots will be counted and winners declared tomorrow night. Here are a few observations/storylines to look out for on Election Day: Hillary Clinton is the favorite to win the presidency, but Donald Trump is st...

Mendoza makes case in comptroller’s race

Mendoza makes case in comptroller’s race

Brenden Moore

September 19, 2016


Filed under Politics

The wearied late-August sun beat down relentlessly and unimpeded, almost like a last gasp of summer before the dog days turn into school days. Despite a pristine scene along the nation’s Third Coast in Rogers Park, a lake breeze is unnoticeable. Read More »...

MAP grants a responsibility of the state

Yazmin Dominguez

July 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

A year ago, Illinois began its fiscal year without a state spending budget. Among the various types of services crucial for the well-being of many Illinois residents being cut, the Monterary Award Program (MAP) grant was also facing an uncertain future. Decided by Gov. Rauner, the MAP grant was unfu...

CTA ‘L’ sees highest ridership in 50 years, yet budget cuts loom

CTA ‘L’ sees highest ridership in 50 years, yet budget cuts loom

Danielle Church

April 5, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

More than 238 million people rode the ‘L’ in 2014, the highest number in over 50 years. Read More »...

Despite Rauner’s grant freeze, Bikes N’ Roses’ hopes not slashed

Despite Rauner’s grant freeze, Bikes N’ Roses’ hopes not slashed

Brenden Moore

March 18, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

[slideshow_deploy id='10420'] Bikes N' Roses tries to get by despite $276,000 state grant being frozen Read More »...

Runaway Rauner: Confrontation, not collaboration

Runaway Rauner: Confrontation, not collaboration

Brenden Moore

February 15, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Feb. 12 marked the one-month anniversary of Bruce Rauner’s tenure as governor of Illinois. In that span, there have been plenty of PowerPoint presentations breaking down the bad economic shape the state is in, there was a State of the State address where Democrats openly laughed at some of the governor’s...

AP: Gov. Rauner lays out controversial plan to turn state around

AP: Gov. Rauner lays out controversial plan to turn state around

The Associated Press

February 8, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Bruce Rauner presented an ambitious first-year agenda Wednesday in a 12-page speech that proposed measures he said would help Illinois better compete with its neighbors and repair a multibillion-dollar budget hole. Here’s a look at his plans at a glance: Read More »...

AP: Rauner takes office today, faces immediate challenges

AP: Rauner takes office today, faces immediate challenges

The Associated Press

January 11, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

QUINCY, Ill. — Still speaking in campaign themes, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner met cheering crowds at stops Saturday to thank supporters and ready taxpayers for a “transformation” on the way. Read More »...

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