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Rauner: No more budget meetings until early January

By Kim Geiger, Chicago Tribune

December 19, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he does not expect to meet again with legislative leaders until early January, a day after House Speaker Michael Madigan skipped out on such a meeting because of an unexplained scheduling conflict.Raune...

Illinois college students caught in the middle of budget standoff

By Koran Addo, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

September 7, 2015

College students in the Metro East area and throughout Illinois should hope the state's elected leaders come together soon to craft a budget.That's because right now, a number of Illinois colleges and universities have agreed to pay the equival...

Judge: No state budget, no full pay for Illinois workers

By Kim Geiger, Chicago Tribune

July 8, 2015

State employees cannot be paid more than federal minimum wage until lawmakers and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner agree on a spending plan, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday.The decision dealt a blow to the Republican governor's pl...

Student starts petition to replace Rauner as keynote speaker, exceeds 2,000 signatures

By Luke Nozicka, @lukenozicka

April 10, 2015

Following the news that Gov. Bruce Rauner will be one of three keynote speakers at this year's May graduation, a student created a change.org petition asking the university's administration to replace him."Choosing him as a keynote...

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