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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner lost an unprecedented battle with the "Springfield insiders" he once campaigned to dethrone when lawmakers approved a budget and $5 billion tax hike over his objections, and without the pro-business reforms the Republican promised. 

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Billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker has launched a bid for Illinois governor at a park facility in Chicago.

The Democrat's entry into the race raises financial stakes in what was already expected to be a costly and competitive fight to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. 

Pritzker wasted little time in blasting the venture capitalist-turned-governor, even comparing him to President Donald Trump. Rauner has been at odds with the Democrat-controlled Legislature since he took office.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is pushing a stopgap budget to fund schools, universities and other state services amid an ongoing fight with Democrats in the Legislature.  

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation to allow an arbitrator to settle state-employee wages and working conditions if union negotiations stall. 

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A bipartisan panel of Illinois lawmakers heard hours of testimony Monday from both sides regarding Governor Rauner's desire to close the Hardin County Work Camp.

A SIU Carbondale student has started a petition drive to remove Governor Bruce Rauner as one of the keynote speakers for the university's graduation ceremony next month.

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A Republican venture capitalist weighing a run for Illinois governor has raised $1.3 million in the last month.

Bruce Rauner began forming and exploratory committee in March to consider a 2014 bid for governor. He also started a statewide listening tour to gauge interest from Illinois residents. The money raised since then includes a $249,000 contribution from Rauner.