Gov. Bruce Rauner

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Anti-Gun Protesters Shut Down Major Chicago Highway

Thousands of anti-gun protesters shut down lanes of a major Chicago highway to pressure lawmakers to enact gun control measures to address the increase in violent deaths in the city.

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Illinois Still Insolvent as Democrats Over-ride Veto to Raise Taxes

Moody’s credit rating service warned on Wednesday that new tax hikes by Illinois’ Democrat-controlled legislature, which over-rode a Republican governor’s veto, may still leave the state insolvent and subject to its debt being the first in the nation to be downgraded to “junk.”

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OC Ends 23-Year Bankruptcy as Illinois, Connecticut and Maine Default

As Orange County, Ca. was making its final bankruptcy bond payment to end its 23-year bankruptcy reorganization; Illinois, Connecticut, and Maine went into default shut-downs after failing to pass state budgets before the start of their July 1st fiscal years.

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Illinois Democrats Seek to Pass $15 Minimum Wage

Illinois Democrats are hoping to pass a minimum wage hike up to $15 an hour during the spring legislative session despite the governor’s opposition to increases of any kind.

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Donald Trump Wins Illinois Primary

Donald Trump is the projected winner of the Illinois Republican primary. With just over a third of the ballots cast, Trump was leading with 39 percent of the vote. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was second with 27 percent, followed by

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Ted Cruz Set to Claim Illinois Delegate Prize

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is holding five rallies across Illinois on Monday in the lead-up to its Super Tuesday vote tomorrow. Although the latest polls show Trump with a lead in Illinois, the Cruz rallies highlight the superior ground effort of his campaign.