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Gov. Bruce Rauner at a press conference on the final day of the legislature's session on Sunday.
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News Local/State
June 02, 2015

Rauner, On The (Ad?) Attack

Rauner, a Republican, is in a battle of wills and political might with Democratic leadership: House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.  They're at odds over the budget, business practices, union rights and more, and it's been widely reported that Rauner is planning to once again win over the public using the strategy that helped him get elected, TV commercials.

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News Local/State
June 01, 2015

Proposed Urbana Budget Cuts Spending And Staff

The city of Urbana plans to cut half a million dollars in spending and eliminate five full-time positions under a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The spending plan will be presented Monday night to the full city council.

The Illinois Capitol Building is pictured in Springfield, Illinois, 2009.
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News Local/State
June 01, 2015

Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” Asks Role Of Lobbyists

Gov. Bruce Rauner continued to blame the state's financial problems on Democratic "special interests" Sunday evening as the regularly scheduled legislative session drew to a close.

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