Fixing the College Illinois prepaid tuition program, which closed to new investors last summer after falling $320 million short of its obligations, will not be easy and a taxpayer bailout is likely, Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) said during a recent interview.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) said he has asked Gov. Bruce Rauner to come up with a better plan to protect servicemen at the Quincy Veterans Home from an ongoing outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) said that a news report of previously undisclosed relationships between Illinois Lottery and legislative staffers, and lobbyists representing the lottery’s new management firm, demonstrate how little control Gov. Bruce Rauner has over state government affairs.
Rep. Jeanne Ives argues Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature on legislation making Illinois a "sanctuary state" has inspired liberal Gov. Jerry Brown of California, where a similar measure went into effect Jan. 1.
Although Gov. Bruce Rauner’s approval of a bill in August to create an automatic voter registration program in Illinois was largely met with media praise, it stunned some critics – especially since he had vetoed a similar measure a year ago.
Critics of policy decisions that prop up labor organizations at the expense of taxpayers have said it’s no mistake that some of the state's most consequential and political legal battles - contract negotiations, worker pay and union dues - have been filed in “union friendly” St. Clair County.