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Then-Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and his wife Diana attend an interfaith prayer service at First Presbyterian Church on Jan. 12, 2015 in Springfield. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Under Rauner, penalties sought against Illinois polluters have plummeted

By Michael Hawthorne | Chicago Tribune
February 2, 2018
Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. (Chicago Tribune file photo)

Do you favor legalizing marijuana? Then here’s whom to vote for.

By Joseph Bustos | Belleville News-Democrat
January 19, 2018
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks with members of the media Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, following his visit to Carbondale High School's Rebound program. (Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

Rauner tours Lincoln prison, touts reforms helping female inmates

By Brenden Moore | The State Journal-Register
January 16, 2018
Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. (TNS)

This Democrat running for governor is proposing a progressive tax. Will it catch on?

By Joseph Bustos | Belleville News-Democrat
January 12, 2018
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 17, 2016, in Springfield. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Rauner pulls TV ad featuring Missouri governor who admitted to extramarital affair

By Joseph Bustos | Belleville News-Democrat
January 11, 2018
Students work on their math in instructor Tasia Fields fourth grade classroom at Carman-Buckner Elementary School Jan. 22, 2016 in Waukegan, Ill. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Cash-strapped schools continue to wait for state funding

By Jason Nevel | The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill.
January 9, 2018
Investigation details secretive contacts with lobbyist on $2 billion Illinois lottery contract

Investigation details secretive contacts with lobbyist on $2 billion Illinois lottery contract

By Joe Mahr and Matthew Walberg | Chicago Tribune
January 6, 2018
Gov. Bruce Rauner watches from his seat in the audience as President Barack Obama speaks on the designation of the Pullman National Monument Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Chicago. (Anthony Souffle | Chicago Tribune | TNS)

Rauner spends night in Quincy veterans home plagued by deadly water problems

By Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune
January 6, 2018
AJ Travis, 16, of De Soto, takes the U.S. and Illinois Constitution tests Wednesday in preparation for his graduation from Carbondale Community High School’s Rebound program. “I wasn’t doing well in high school,” Travis said. “I was scared to go to classes because of the pressure of too many people and the pressure of doing well. … When I came here they told me the only thing holding you back is yourself. You are the leader of your own path. … This program is really important to a lot of people, especially myself because without it, I would be stuck at home with no direction. Because of this program I’m finally getting the education that I want and I’m finally going to go somewhere in life.” Travis is beginning his first semester at John A. Logan College this fall. The Rebound program, which assists people 16 years of age and older in their attainment of a secondary-education credential, faces possible closure fall semester if it does not receive state or federal funding. — April 27, 2016, Carbondale, Ill. 

State senators urge ISBE to accelerate teacher shortage study

By John Reidy | Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinois
November 16, 2017
Governer of Illinois Bruce Rauner speaks to media after watching the total solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at SIU Arena in Carbondale. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Rauner narrowly beats back union push to ban right-to-work zones

By Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger | Chicago Tribune
November 8, 2017
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