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  • Rauner vetoes bill to mandate hepatitis C testing

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation aimed at fighting an epidemic of contagious liver disease, saying it would cost the st ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Democrats pledge to stand united in face of Gov. Bruce Rauner 'attacks'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an “epic struggle” with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stan ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP rally at state fair; Dems prepare to undo vetoes

    SPRINGFIELD – A re-energized Illinois Republican Party celebrated its newfound influence Wednesday, with party leaders telling a cheering crowd at the ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job'

    SPRINGFIELD – Imploring them to "let me do my job," Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois lawmakers Tuesday not to undo his veto of a measure authorizing a ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner opens Illinois State Fair despite not having budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner, the former college football quarterback, presaged Friday's Illinois State Fair kickoff with a pep-rally cheer: "Let's ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Chicago schools budget banks on state funds not yet approved

    CHICAGO – Officials with cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools ratcheted up their plea for help from Springfield on Monday, detailing a proposed $5.7 b ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • DHFS, DHS: Medicaid providers to be paid despite impasse

    CHICAGO – Officials in two Illinois agencies said they’ll process payments to Medicaid providers despite the state budget impasse.
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Illinois agencies cover half the pay for Gov. Rauner’s staff

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner promised a leaner, more transparent administration than his predecessors, yet he’s rigorously following their time-hon ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner notifies unions of plans to lay off 171 workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to lay off at least 171 state employees because of Illinois' budget crisis.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 12:45 pm
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