Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks at a House committee hearing at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

News Local/State - July 20, 2015

Madigan: “Campaign Purposes” Behind Rauner’s Term Limits, Redistricting Push

As a candidate last year, Rauner talked a lot about term limits. Now that he's governor, he's pushing for lawmakers to sign on. The governor often repeats his goal of removing power from what he calls the "political class" -- in particular from, House Speaker Michael Madigan whom he charges "controls" legislators.

Governor Bruce Rauner introduces members of his "transition team" in Chicago.

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News Local/State - 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.

the Illinois capitol dome as seen from inside the capitol looking up

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News Local/State - December 30, 2014

Illinois Politics Year In Review/Look Ahead

It's been quite a year in Illinois politics. After a lively and contentious race for the governor's mansion, Gov. Pat Quinn was ousted by Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. When Rauner is sworn in as governor in two weeks, it'll be the first time a Republican has held the office in 12 years.

News Local/State - November 18, 2014

Frerichs Surges Over Cross In Late Vote Counts

The race for Illinois treasurer changed course quickly Tuesday as late votes counted in several suburban counties showed a surge for Democrat Mike Frerichs.

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