Bruce Rauner rolls into Republican Day at the 2014 Illinois State Fair on his Harley. Rauner says he loves the outdoors: ridin' his motorcycle, huntin' and fishin'...but others wonder if the governor is fakin' his 'common man
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February 16, 2015

Investigatin’ Gov. Rauner’s Missing G’s

Gov. Bruce Rauner's prescription for Illinois’ finances will finally be made known on Wednesday, when he gives his budget address. Legislators, state employees and social service agencies will no doubt pay close attention to what Rauner has to say. But after another big speech earlier this month made many go "gee," observers will also be listening for how he says it.


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February 16, 2015

Some Democrats Worry Governor Rauner Will Cut Spending To Social Services

 Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner is scheduled to present his budget for the financially struggling state this week. Many Democrats are concerned he will propose big cuts to social service agencies. Chicago Democrat Greg Harris says he doesn’t think Rauner’s plan to cut taxes is sustainable - if he wants to fund mental health services and child welfare programs.


Governor Bruce Rauner as part of the launch of Uber in Champaign-Urbana at EnterpriseWorks in Champaign Sunday.
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February 15, 2015

Rauner Visits C-U For Uber Launch

Uber was launched in Champaign-Urbana Sunday, along with four other cities outside Chicago.  Gov. Rauner says he'll do all he can to bring high-tech companies like Uber to Champaign-Urbana. 


isconsin's Frank Kaminsky goes around illinois' Nnanna Egwu for a lay-up.
(Photo: Rob McColley)
February 15, 2015

Illini Fall To No.5 Wisconsin, 68-49

The Badgers took charge of the game with a 15-2 run.  The Illini never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.


Politicians at a news conference in Clinton, IL
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February 13, 2015

Mitchell Launches Petition To Keep Clinton Nuclear Plant Open

A state representative from central Illinois is launching a petition drive to keep the Clinton nuclear power plant open. Exelon, the company that owns the power station, has said in the past that Clinton faces growing economic pressures. Republican representative Bill Mitchell, of Forsyth, held a news conference in Clinton today.  He says keeping the plant open will protect jobs and affordable energy.


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