Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference in Chicago. A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole including more than $1.3 billion in fund transfers from a variety of sources to avert shutdowns of Illinois state programs an
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Rauner Defends Business Tax Breaks While Slashing Social Services

The Rauner administration says the grant cuts are necessary to bring state spending in line, and says lawmakers had been previously warned - including at a legislative hearing - that those cuts could be coming.