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Democratic Lawmakers Sue To Get Paid, Despite State Budget Mess

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Half-a-dozen state representatives have sued the Illinois comptroller for holding up their paychecks during the state budget mess.

The Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday demanding that Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Gov. 102 more words


Rauner Seeking Daily Budget Meetings With Top Lawmakers

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has called for daily meetings with legislative leaders in an effort to end the state’s budget stalemate.

A stopgap budget approved by the Illinois General Assembly and the governor is set to expire at the end of 2016, and the governor said he wants to meet with the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate every day until an agreement on a full-year’s budget is reached. 285 more words


Ill. Governor Explains Using Millions of His Money to Support Republican Party

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (KMOX) – Governor Bruce Rauner says his state has deficits that are billions of dollars and adds there needs to be reform – including term limits. 165 more words


Disabled, Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Block Proposed Caregiver Overtime Ban

CHICAGO (CBS) — Advocates for the disabled and their caregivers have asked state lawmakers to scrap proposed rules that would reduce home care given to people with disabilities. 314 more words


Gov. Rauner Talks Gerrymandering in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – With the Illinois Supreme Court rejecting a petition drive to place a new re-districting map process on the ballot, the governor is touring the state, promoting a different approach. 160 more words


Judge Dismisses Illinois Social Service Providers' Lawsuit

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by social service providers who wanted the court to force payment on contracts with the state of Illinois, saying the issue belongs in a higher court. 340 more words


Lawmaker Proposes Law To Help Remove Pokémon Go Stops

CHICAGO (CBS) — Most attractions are thrilled to be included as a stop in the new Pokémon Go craze; but certain parks, wildlife refuges, museums and area railroads are not. 270 more words