Governor Bruce Rauner introduces members of his "transition team" in Chicago.
Amanda Vinicky/WUIS
January 19, 2015

Rauner Video Appeals to State Employees

In a video to state employees on Friday, Governor Bruce Rauner says he wants to make Illinois "a wonderful place to work" with attractive benefits and fair compensation.


Satirical portrayal of Governor Bruce Rauner moving into the Governor's mansion by Political Cartoonist, Scott Stantis
(Photo:WNIJ/ Scott Stantis)
January 16, 2015

Political Cartoonists Share Details of Drawing Illinois Politicians

Scott Stantis and Bruce Quast have made a living out of making fun of some of the most powerful people in Illinois. Stantis draws political cartoons for the Chicago Tribune, and Quast draws for the Rockford Register-Star.  Both discuss the details of drawing Illinois politicians.


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Members of the Illinois House take the oath at the University of Illinois at Springfield
(Brian Mackey/WUIS)
January 14, 2015

99th General Assembly Sworn In

A new session of the Illinois General Assembly is officially underway. A new class of state legislators was sworn into the Illinois House and Senate Wednesday in Springfield.


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
January 13, 2015

Rauner’s Spending Freeze Raises Questions

Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order freezing "non-essential" state spending is raising questions about exactly what spending it covers at state universities.


New State Sen. Scott Bennett poses with his family in the Champaign County Courthouse on Monday
Hannah Meisel/WILL
January 12, 2015

Scott Bennett Sworn In To Replace Mike Frerichs In General Assembly

Hours after Mike Frerichs resigned his seat in the legislature, area democrats appointed his replacement Monday morning. Frerichs is now Illinois' state treasurer. And a couple hours before that, his senate seat was given to Scott Bennett, a Democrat from Champaign.


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