For years, Illinois lawmakers and governors have turned to the state's road fund in times of financial distress, repeatedly using money drivers cough up at the pump and secretary of state's office to patch budget holes instead of repaving highways or repairing railways.
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday that his administration would close a controversial section of the Stateville Correctional Center known as the "roundhouse," the latest move in the Republican governor's efforts to reshape the state's prison system.
QUINCY - Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger warned Thursday that continued cash flow problems may once again force a delay in the state making its contribution into the government worker pension systems. Munger said the state is entering a particularly precarious financial period because tax receipts historically drop in October and November, meaning there is less money on hand to pay bills.
SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Bruce Rauner hosted his first Facebook Live session on Tuesday, fielding a series of carefully screened questions to once again make his case for everything from term limits for elected officials to lowering property taxes.
A former state lawmaker who was once a top ally of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner issued a statement Friday saying he was extorted after engaging in "inappropriate online conversations." The disclosure from ex-Rep.
A state labor law judge offered a mixed decision Friday on the question of whether Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois' largest state employee union have exhausted their negotiations in a simmering contract dispute. Administrative Law Judge Sarah Kerley said the Rauner administration should be allowed to impose its wishes on some issues, but that the two sides should return to the bargaining table on others.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration on Thursday sent layoff notices to 29 workers at the Illinois Department of Transportation who held controversial patronage positions, a move the governor's office said is aimed at ridding the agency of political hires made under Democratic predecessors.
SPRINGFIELD - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has issued layoff notices to 29 workers at the Illinois Department of Transportation, a move the governor's office says is aimed at ridding the agency of patronage hires that flourished under his Democratic predecessors.
The stopgap budget agreement struck by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the legislature is only adding to the state's financial problems, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service, which estimated the state's backlog of unpaid bills could reach a new high of $14 billion by next summer.
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday used his veto powers on several bills aimed at increasing help for the state's most vulnerable, rejecting measures that would increase wages for workers who care for people with developmental disabilities and expand a child care program for low-income families.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".