Tony Smith, Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education
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February 13, 2018

More Dollars Add Up To Less Trust

Now that it’s time to actually implement school funding reform, the honeymoon is over. The governor and lawmakers have moved on to squabbling over everything from the credit card balance to who forgot to put the lid on the toothpaste.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner stands near a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield on Jan. 11, 2015.
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February 02, 2018

Land Of Lincoln Governor Goofs Honest Abe Quote

Politicians have been quoting Abraham Lincoln for as long as they’ve been giving speeches. Republican Governor Bruce Rauner was no different when he gave his State of the State address on Wednesday. But this time around, something went wrong.

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J.B. Pritzker, Daniel Biss, Chris Kennedy & Jeanne Ives
Rachel Otwell/NPR Illinois
February 01, 2018

Candidates For Governor Speak Out After State Of The State

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner likely considered the upcoming election while crafting the State of the State Address he gave Wednesday. There's a host of Democratic candidates vying to unseat him - and a single Republican who says she wants to get him out the way during the primary this March. They too are sticking to campaign points.

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The Illinois General Assembly voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding trailer bill.
Dusty Rhodes/NPR Illinois
February 01, 2018

Veto Override Removes One School Funding Hurdle

Less than an hour before Gov. Bruce Rauner was scheduled to deliver his State of the State address, lawmakers in the House and Senate voted to override his veto of a small, technical school funding bill necessary to implement the massive school funding reform that Rauner has listed as his main accomplishment.

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January 27, 2018

Gov. Rauner Replaces Longtime DCFS Watchdog

Denise Kane, the longtime top watchdog for Illinois’ troubled child-welfare system — who’s been highly critical of the agency’s former director leading up to his resignation amid a corruption scandal last year — is now being replaced by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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