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Stories with person: John Cullerton
  • GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks 
    Updated: Jun-28-16 9:51 pm

    CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats were pushing competing plans to ensure schools stay open and government operations continue, though there were signs late Tuesday that the two sides could reach a deal on stopgap spending as Illinois approaches a second year without a full state budget.

  • Illinois newspapers plan Page 1 budget message for lawmakers 
    Updated: Jun-28-16 9:10 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Under the joint headline "Enough," about a dozen Illinois newspapers are running front-page editorials to demand that the state's political leaders end the year-old budget stalemate.

  • The Latest: GOP, Democrats say progress made in budget talks 
    Updated: Jun-28-16 8:58 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' fight over a stopgap budget and school funding plan for the new fiscal year that begins Friday (all times local):

  • Rauner asks voters to beseech Democrats for budget action 
    Updated: Jun-15-16 4:37 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner implored voters tired of budget deadlock to call Democratic legislators and ask them to return to the capital to vote on Republican budget measures.

  • State board approves remap item for ballot, pending lawsuit 
    Updated: Jun-13-16 3:53 pm

    CHICAGO - A measure that would let Illinois voters decide if an independent commission should draw political boundaries inched closer to the November ballot Monday with a state board's approval, though a pending lawsuit could derail the efforts.

  • Rauner also accusing attorney general of 'creating crisis' 
    Updated: Jun-12-16 1:31 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to weave a wider web of blame for the state budget mess, extending his criticism of House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Democratic lawmakers to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the speaker's daughter.

  • Senate president accuses governor of continual 'campaigning' 
    Updated: Jun-08-16 6:05 pm

    CHICAGO - Senate President John Cullerton says first-term Gov. Bruce Rauner should "stop campaigning" and focus on managing Illinois.

  • CEO: Chicago schools won't open without education budget 
    Updated: Jun-02-16 12:35 am

    CHICAGO - The CEO of Chicago Public Schools says the district won't be able to open this fall if Illinois lawmakers and governor don't get an education budget approved.

  • Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto overridden story has photos
    Updated: May-30-16 8:37 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Chicago taxpayers will save $1 billion on police and fire pension costs in the short term under a law the General Assembly approved Monday after some House Republicans bucked their governor, who had railed against it as a ridiculous expansion of the Illinois' growing pension hole.