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  • Q&A: Rauner begins anti-Democrat blitz as standoff persists story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:25 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The state Capitol was quiet Monday, after the departure of lawmakers locked in a budget stalemate with Gov. Bruce Rauner. But the silence belied a cacophony of political ads the rookie administration is about to unleash on powerful legislative Democrats calling them an elite "political class" unwilling to help the middle class.

  • Rauner takes to airwaves post-session to criticize Democrats 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 11:08 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner took to the airwaves to criticize Illinois Democrats the morning after the state Legislature passed a spending bill the Republican said he wouldn't sign.

  • Illinois House, Senate to return for session in June 
    Updated: May-31-15 4:48 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Leaders of the Illinois General Assembly say lawmakers will be in "continuous session" throughout the summer.

  • Latest on Hastert: Boehner 'shocked' by reports story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-29-15 7:26 pm

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  • Campaign-style tactics fueling Illinois legislative gridlock story has photos
    Updated: May-24-15 10:12 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with campaign-style mailers, TV ads and new multimillion-dollar political committees.

  • Democrats giving no hint of compromise with Rauner on budget 
    Updated: May-22-15 7:53 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Majority Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly gave no hint on Friday that they are ready to budge from opposition to Gov. Bruce Rauner's pro-business reforms after the Republican softened some of his "Turnaround Illinois" demands.

  • Gov. Rauner doles out $400K to fellow Illinois Republicans 
    Updated: May-16-15 4:46 pm

    CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner has started doling out money from his campaign fund to fellow Republicans as the Illinois Legislature approaches what could be difficult votes on several big issues.

  • Alan Dixon honored with naming of state museum building 
    Updated: May-13-15 9:49 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The state's top leaders paid tribute to an Illinois political force by naming a state museum building after Alan J. Dixon.

  • Illinois Senate president calls pension ruling 'victory' 
    Updated: May-08-15 1:11 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' Senate president says the state must act to adopt "true reforms" now that the state Supreme Court threw out a landmark 2013 pension overhaul law.

  • Business groups, injured employees weigh in on workers' comp 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:46 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state's workers' compensation insurance program to reduce costs for employers.

  • Correction: Closer Look-Privatizing DCEO story story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 6:54 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - In a story May 3 about legislation to privatize much of the work of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, The Associated Press misattributed a quote criticizing the plan. The quote should have been attributed to Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, not to Ron Baiman, who is no longer with the organization.