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Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill to provide about $3.9 billion for higher education, mental health treatment and other programs during Illinois' nearly yearlong budget stalemate.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "disgusted" by Donald Trump's comments that a judge of Mexican heritage can't preside fairly over a case involving Trump University because Trump wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he expects crime will spike “at some point” because the state budget impasse is leading to cutbacks of a juvenile offender program.  

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Illinois lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are calling on the state’s top auditor to take leave after learning he’s been questioned by federal officials.  

In a letter addressed today (Thurs),  Republican Rep. Grant Wehrli demanded that Auditor General Frank Mautino provide answers regarding campaign expenses incurred during his time in the state House.

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Illinois House members have approved a plan that would make feminine hygiene products more affordable for women by exempting them from the state sales tax. 

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State officials are warning anyone spending time on Illinois lakes and rivers to watch out for a type of rapidly growing algae that can cause illness and other health problems. 

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says there's time for Republicans and rank-and-file Democrats to accomplish "a grand compromise" on a balanced budget before the Legislature adjourns May 31.

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Legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois is on its way to Governor Bruce Rauner's desk. 

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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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Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans say bipartisan groups of Illinois lawmakers are making progress on initiatives that Rauner says are essential to a deal on a long-delayed state budget. 

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