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NEW ILLINOIS BUSINESSES DON’T SIGNAL STRONG STATE ECONOMY

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In Illinois, high business-establishment growth from December 2013 to December 2014 came coupled with weak job creation and extremely poor wage growth.

BRUCE RAUNER, LISA MADIGAN AT ODDS ON STATE EMPLOYEE PAY IN GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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If there’s no budget come July 1, state workers must show up for work and they will be paid, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday in a memo to employees.

SALEM MAN SENTENCED FOR ROLE IN FEDERAL METH CASE

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Walter James Henson, 38, of Salem, Illinois, was sentenced today to 151 months in federal prison

AG MADIGAN PROVIDES CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS INFORMATION TO PREPARE FOR BUDGET IMPASSE

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Madigan today issued an overview of information her office has provided to Illinois’ constitutional officers and legislative leaders to help prepare for the possibility that a State budget will not be in place for the new fiscal year

RAUNER, DEMOCRATS STUCK IN POLITICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL DEADLOCK AS TIME RUNS OUT

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Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats remain in a philosophical and political staredown as the state heads into its new fiscal year without a budget.

MICHAEL MADIGAN SENDS RAHM EMANUEL A MESSAGE WITHOUT SAYING A WORD

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House Speaker Michael Madigan likes to send “messages.” He doesn’t often explain what those messages are, but last week’s surprising defeat of a bill to give the Chicago Public Schools a 40-day extension on its $634 million pension payment due June 30th was most surely a message to somebody.

UNION ADS LASH BACK, BLAME RAUNER FOR PAIN OF BUDGET CRISIS

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With only hours of budget negotiating left to go before Illinois’ state government could face a shutdown, some of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s political adversaries are spearheading their own TV campaigns in response to the governor’s ads attacking House Speaker Michael Madigan and Democrats for the budget stalemate.

A “Shouse” for All – Taxed out of a House

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“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that stills carries any reward.”

BRUCE RAUNER, DEMOCRATS DIG IN FOR BUDGET SIEGE

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Democrats and Republicans on Thursday began digging in for war.

RAUNER, AFSCME REACH FRAGILE, TEMPORARY PEACE TO AVOID STATE WORKER STRIKE

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Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration and the state’s largest public-employee union have cut one another a bit of slack.

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