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Wash U. Law Student Joins Illinois Legislature

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) -A first-year Washington University (St. Louis) law school student is taking a leave of absence to become a member of the Illinois General Assembly. 160 more words

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Rauner Forms Panel To Recommend Overhaul Of Criminal Justice System

CHICAGO (CBS) – Saying he wants the state to do more to keep people out of prison, Gov. Bruce Rauner has formed a commission to study possible changes to the state’s criminal justice system. 502 more words

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Lawmakers, Rauner Trying To Negotiate Fix For Budget Gaps

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A day after outlining an ambitious agenda for his first year in office, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday was confronted with a state budget that is millions of dollars short for programs such as subsidized day care that are rapidly running out of money. 581 more words

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Rauner Says His Agenda Will Make Illinois More Competitive

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS/AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner laid out a first-year agenda Wednesday he said will help Illinois better compete with its neighbors, largely by stripping power from labor unions, shrinking the size of government and making the state more attractive to companies looking to create jobs. 630 more words

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Rauner Set To Lay Out His Solutions For Illinois' Challenges

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to lay out his agenda for his first year in office, with a long-awaited speech expected to focus on ways to jump-start job creation and make fundamental changes to how state government works. 458 more words

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You Paid For It: Questioning Illinois lawmakers high pay

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KTVI)-You Paid For It got a surprising reaction from Illinois’ new governor, Bruce Rauner, when investigator Elliott Davis tried to ask his position on the high pay state legislators are getting. 87 more words

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Illinois Democrats Content To Wait For Rauner Proposals

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – In the inevitable chess game unfolding in the state Capitol this year over how to fix Illinois’ woeful budget, Democratic lawmakers say their first move is watching new Republican Gov. 743 more words

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