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Collins urges Rauner to sign law creating Illinois Council on Women...

Senator Jacqueline Collins stood alongside her legislative colleagues and advocates recently to call on Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign a law creating a new...

Rauner vetoes gun store licensing bill

Crusader Staff Report With just a week to go before the primary election, Gov. Bruce Rauner drew a firestorm of criticism after he vetoed a...

5 things to consider during Rauner’s budget address

By Tony Arnold, wbez.org Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday will present his third budget proposal without ever having successfully passed a full state budget. Instead, a...

Rauner signs mandatory lead testing bill 

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill at the 27th annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition Dr. King breakfast at the Hyatt Regency...

Wilson’s task force asks Rauner to help free detainees

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader In a bold move, humanitarian and philanthropist, Dr. Willie Wilson, and his task force met with Gov. Bruce Rauner over...

Rauner Vetoes Child Care Assistance Bill

By progessillinois.com Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Friday that would have expanded access to subsidized child care in Illinois. SEIU* Healthcare Illinois pushed the legislation, SB...

Illinois senate rejects house budget plan

By Charles Thomas, abc7chicago.com As the likelihood of a state budget deal in Illinois diminishes Tuesday evening, state Senate Democrats approved a nearly $16 billion...

Karen Lewis says a teachers strike likely

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Speaking at the City Club of Chicago Wednesday afternoon, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis spelled out her case...

Bill to save Chicago State University fails

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader A bill that would have kept Chicago State University and other public universities from shutting their doors fell through on...