Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at Richland Community College in Decatur Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
January 27, 2015

Rauner Touts Right-to-Work Areas, Service Tax In Decatur Visit

Gov. Rauner says he wants to create zones in Illinois where local communities could decide whether workers must join a union. He also touted taxes on services during a visit to Richland Community College.


State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) speaks to supporters of his school funding bill at a rally in the Capitol rotunda in December.
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January 23, 2015

School Funding Fight Set To Resume In Senate

When it comes to funding public schools, Illinois ranks near the bottom for equity. Legislation designed to change that stalled last session. Lawmakers are revising it to try again.


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President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)
January 20, 2015

Durbin, Shimkus React To Obama’s SOTU Address

The two parties remain largely divided on the goals President Obama discussed in Tuesday's State of the Union address.  We gauged reaction from area lawmakers.


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