Bruce Rauner

Castro: Rauner shows once again he is no friend of working class

ELGIN - State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) said Gov. Bruce Rauner once again showed his true colors by vetoing a worker protection measure this week.<p>Rauner vetoed Castro's House Bill 4572, a powerful human rights measure that would protect all employees across the state from work-related …

Human Rights

Morning Spin: Rauner vetoes anti-discrimination proposal

<i>Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here.</i><p>Topspin<p>Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday vetoed legislation that would have applied many workplace anti-discrimination requirements to …

Chicago

Illinois sues Trump Chicago property for allegedly violating river protection rules

Illinois’s attorney general is suing a Chicago property owned by President TrumpDonald John TrumpAl Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on …

Chicago River

Rauner lashes out at rival Sam McCann as election nears

Governor Bruce Rauner has released a steady stream of attacks against Democratic rival JB Pritzker, House Speaker Mike Madigan, and more recently, …

Bruce Rauner

RAUNER ratchets up anti-MADIGAN campaign — pricey COUNCIL races — dark side of ‘The Profit’ star LEMONIS — and BEER ME (a new law on what breweries can pour)

<b>Happy Tuesday, Illinois</b> — and welcome back to Garrett Ross, who helps pull together all the news about Illinois government/politics.<p><b>THE BUZZ:</b> Gov. <b>Bruce Rauner</b> is ramping up his campaign strategy against Democrat <b>J.B. Pritzker</b> by branding House Speaker <b>Mike Madigan</b> as the enemy. GOP insiders see this …

Reality TV

Ford CEO to address Midwestern governors in Columbus

Ford Motor Co. President and Chief Executive officer Jim Hackett will deliver the keynote speech at the Midwestern Governors Association's workforce …

Scott Walker

Self-order kiosks part of McDonald's plan to update 401 Illinois restaurants

McDonald's said today that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $317 million in Illinois to make its restaurants more modern.

McDonald's

What about Chicago? Good question

There’s been an understandable amount of debate over conditions in Chicago this summer, specifically when it comes to gang violence and gun crimes. …

Conservative View

Shoreline Abnormality

Piles of salt on city-owned land on the Calumet River (Courtesy Ders Anderson)<p>Down the Calumet River from a former petcoke storage site, several …

Lake Michigan

New Illinois Law Allows Breweries to Sell Guest Beer and Cider in Taprooms

A bill signed into law last weekend by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will allow the state’s breweries to purchase and sell guest beer and cider in their …

Beer

Governors' races take on an understated but outsize role in 2018 landscape

Less than three months out from the first major election since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, much of the national focus remains on …

Politics

Returning students will have MAP grant priority

Two bills -- one intended to make it easier for college students to transfer credits within Illinois and another giving priority to returning …

College & University

Rauner says he 'hopes' Madigan 'gets prosecuted'

He’s called him corrupt for years, but Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday said he “hopes” Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan has been “doing something …

Chicago

Rauner signs bill easing private takeover of water utilities, stirring outcry

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed an amendment to a state water bill that makes it easier for private water companies to buy large water systems, a move critics say will lead to higher water bills for consumers.<p>Originally signed into law in 2013, the Illinois Water Systems Viability Act allows …

Chicago

WOMEN LEAD state’s top race — this BLUHM gives to PRITZKER — and fact-checking ROSKAM

<b>Happy Monday, Illinois.</b> I’m headed to the Illinois State Fair this week. Tell me what I shouldn’t miss. DM to skapos@politico.com.<p><b>THE BUZZ: Along with over-the-top spending,</b> the Illinois gubernatorial race may be setting another record, too. Women are leading the campaigns of the two …

Bruce Rauner

Illinois Medicaid legislation too late for nursing home

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's recent signing of bills to reduce the backlog of patients waiting for Medicaid approval won't save a small-town nursing …

Health Care

Brewery taprooms get more flexibility on beers they can pour thanks to new law

Taprooms at Illinois breweries can offer a wider array of beer and cider as a result of legislation signed during the weekend by Gov. Bruce Rauner.<p>Before House Bill 4897 became law Saturday, many breweries were restricted to pouring their own beer and beer made on site. The new law allows a brewery …

Craft Beer

Madigan foe: Speaker’s call for Rauner deposition part of ‘political witch hunt'

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday said he doesn’t know the man suing Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan in federal court for allegedly helping to put …

Chicago

Illinois Governor Gives State Authority To Regulate Drones

New Law Overrides Any Local Ordinance, Except In Chicago<p>The Governor of Illinois has signed a law that gives the state the sole authority to regulate …

Unmanned Aircraft

The latest and greatest in deflections and dog whistles: ‘What about Chicago?’

Whenever certain issues — gun control laws, racism, policing — arise, a certain group of pundits suddenly becomes very interested in Chicago.<p>“If LeBron James wants to champion social justice as well as basketball, he should go to Chicago and help the poor people there who are experiencing …

Gun Control

New Law Aims to Improve Medical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors

A new Illinois law will require that state hospitals provide specialized emergency room care to survivors of sexual assault and also treat emotional …

Health Care

Why are blue-state Republican governors like Charlie Baker so popular?

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — To keep the base happy, a group of governors has defended the federal health care law, signed new gun control legislation and stood …

Republicans

Targeted Republicans say County Board races about Toni and taxes, not Trump

Suburban Republican commissioners targeted for defeat by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in her new role as Democratic county chairman …

Cook County

Rauner signs law requiring Illinois hospitals have nurses trained to treat rape victims

Any survivor of a sexual assault who enters an Illinois emergency room will soon be treated by a nurse trained to care for them.<p>Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday night that will require hospitals to train enough medical providers in how to treat sexual assault patients that when a victim …

Chicago

State Bill on Dense Breast Notifications Signed into Law

A new state law will require mammogram providers to notify women whose test results show they have dense breast tissue.<p>The legislation, signed by …

Cancer

Rauner signs anti-sexual harassment bills into law

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law two measures approved by lawmakers aimed at responding, in part, to a growing anti-sexual harassment movement in the public and private workplace.<p>One new law bans members of the General Assembly from using any public funds, including their member office …

Sexual Harassment

The Week in Review: Violence Prompts Anger, Tears, Political Fallout

Last weekend’s violence, with more than 70 shot and 12 killed, prompts calls for massive reassignments of police officers to violence-plagued areas …

Sinclair Broadcast Group

New 'Ignite' course builds interest in skilled trades

How the new "Ignite" class at Universal Institute's Lisle campus prepares students for the increasingly complex world of vehicle repairs.

High School

Candidates for governor pumping millions into other races

The focus of the November election may be on the top prize on the ticket, the governor's race, but the two candidates are pumping millions of their …

Republicans

Rauner keeps feud going with Emanuel

Labor Day is usually when campaigns go from a jog to a sprint. But some candidates are already running hard and will turn up the heat more at next …

Joe Biden