Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday went off-script at a Chicago news conference designed to tout the administration’s work in reducing Medicaid fraud by spotlighting the issue of mid-level managers within state government who are represented by public employee unions.
Of the dozens of people selected to serve on Gov.-elect JB Pritzker’s transition committees, 37.5 percent of them are female, mirroring the representation of women in state government, particularly the legislature.
Democratic Gov.-elect JB Pritzker said Friday that he will work to strengthen Illinois’ “Trust Act,” a law that protects undocumented immigrants from being arrested and held by local law enforcement based solely on their immigration status.
Even though it’s been more four weeks since Election Day, — the Illinois State Board of Elections earlier this week certified results from the Nov. 6 contests — two candidates in extremely close races are calling for a rare recount.
Illinois courts have seen nearly 1 million fewer cases filed during the last five years, according to a new state report out this week reviewing the 2017 caseload of the court system.
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier penned a little-noticed commentary on the state of politics in America, calling 2018 a “tumultuous” year.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is in Washington, D.C. for only the third time in his official capacity as governor, this time to attend funeral services for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral.