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Springfield, IL
Reporter — Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Statehouse reporter, covering the spectacle that is Illinois government.

Rauner, business groups push for Illinois workers' compensation changes

chicagotribune.com — When state lawmakers approved broad changes to Illinois' workers' compensation insurance system in 2011, supporters hoped employers would save at least $500 million a year after medical fees for doctors who treat injured employees were scaled back and changes were put in place aimed at reducing fraud.

Rauner to sign Obama library, Lucas museum law

chicagotribune.com — Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to sign a bill Friday afternoon aimed at providing legal protections for the Barack Obama presidential library and George Lucas museum in Chicago, a spokesman said. The Republican governor and his administration had been mum for a week on what he would do with a measure lawmakers quickly passed last week that clarifies the city has the ability to build the facilities on parkland.

Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to restore approximately $26 million in grant cuts

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to restore approximately $26 million in grant cuts for services ranging from autism treatment to burial services for the poor after a new revenue forecast estimates the state is expected to bring in more money this year than initially anticipated.

Sam Zell gives $4 million to Bruce Rauner-allied campaign fund

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD - A new political fund aimed at helping Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner push his agenda has received its first cash infusion: $4 million from Chicago billionaire Sam Zell. The contribution to the Turnaround Illinois super political action committee is one of the largest single donations in state political history.

State budget cuts to hit students, sickle cell patients

chicagotribune.com — Weeks after Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers in Springfield struck a deal to cut $300 million in spending across much of state government, the effects of that deal are starting to take hold. As many as 3,000 college students will lose out on grants for tuition and fees this school year.

Rauner takes budget ax to health care for the poor

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD - A month ago, new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers agreed to $300 million in cuts as part of a plan to fix a budget passed last year that didn't have enough money to cover 12 months of spending.

Obama library, Lucas museum bill wins quick approval

chicagotribune.com — State lawmakers on Thursday quickly approved a measure aimed at providing legal protections for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to build President Barack Obama's presidential library and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

Bill to aid Obama library surfaces in Springfield

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD --- A proposal has surfaced at the Capitol aimed to ensure Chicago has the legal authority to build a Barack Obama presidential library on park land should the city be awarded the coveted project.

Illinois House approves red light camera ban outside Chicago

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House on Wednesday approved a measure that would ban red light cameras in approximately 35 communities outside Chicago, even as supporters pointed to flaws in the city's program as reason to do away with the much-loathed devices.

Illinois House approves red light camera ban outside Chicago

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois House on Wednesday approved a measure that would ban red light cameras in approximately 35 communities outside Chicago, even as supporters pointed to flaws in the city's program as reason to do away with the much-loathed devices.
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May 04, 2015

Rauner, business groups push for Illinois workers' compensation changes fw.to/IA6GuHX

Apr 30, 2015

RT @BillRuthhart: Mayor Rahm Emanuel donors and billionaires John & Laura Arnold give $5M to anti-union Democratic campaign fund http://t.c…

Apr 30, 2015

After three falls at state parks, officials urge hikers to stay on trails fw.to/OT4sTjP

Apr 30, 2015

But administration says the wiggle room means no further cuts in FY15 either, which they have long said was a possibility.

Apr 30, 2015

While it's estimated an extra $300 million to $500 million will come in, no other cuts will be restored due to $6 billion backlog.

Apr 30, 2015

Aides for Rauner say he will restore $26 million in grant cuts he made on Good Friday after better than expected tax revenues.

Apr 29, 2015

@davidheinzmann What, previously announced headliners Sammy Hagar and .38 Special aren't enough for you?

Apr 29, 2015

Meatloaf and Styx have been added to the State Fair lineup and to say I am pumped is an understatement.

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