Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner speaks with reporters at the state Capitol in Springfield on Nov. 20, 2014. After meeting with Rauner's budget transition team, the head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education issued a budget warning to the presidents of the state's public universities, suggesting schools need to prepare for state funding cuts over the next 18 months. | Seth Perlman/AP
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, whose election rhetoric pledged to enhance education statewide, has educators up in arms after news broke this week that he asked the Illinois Board of Higher Education to tell public universities to be ready to present a plan to trim 20 percent from their next budgets to offset revenue that would be lost if the temporary state income tax increase is lowered Jan. 1.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez greets Gov. Pat Quinn at a news conference in June. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media
President Barack Obama’s decision to delay an executive order on immigration until after the November election “ended up hurting” Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election efforts, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez told Early & Often. Gutierrez made the comments the same week that Obama traveled to Chicago to celebrate that order, which shields some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Miller often said he felt compelled to serve when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marched the streets of Chicago.
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, put on hairnets before serving a Thanksgiving meal. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media
The governor-elect and his wife, along with Sen. Mark Kirk, served meals at the West Side shelter.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his family — and likely some friends — are marking Thanksgiving with a traditional dinner menu, marked with six kinds of pies from the White House kitchen.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama is celebrating Thanksgiving with family on Thursday at the White House.
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner thanks the volunteers at the Thanksgiving Food Blessing at New Beginnings Church on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times
During the holiday season, a lot of churches will hand out turkeys along with grocery bags filled with ingredients needed to make a festive dinner. Churches that opt to serve hot meals also are ensuring that people who do not have a place at their own family’s table won’t have to spend the holiday alone. But this compassionate act can smack of tokenism when politicians get involved.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday asked the state’s top court to reverse a lower court’s ruling that the 2013 pension reform bill is unconstitutional.
A doctor was fined and placed on “indefinite probation” after being accused of offering potential medical marijuana patients “pre-certification” to obtain the new medicinal product, state officials said Wednesday.
More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.
The unemployment rate dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in October. It was the seventh straight month of across-the-board decreases.
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