State health portal costing, not saving, money, audit finds

Business 03/27/19, 16:07

An audit released Wednesday found that a plan to save $500 million a year on state employee health insurance was so ill-conceived and poorly executed that it's costing taxpayers $10 million extra annually without delivering the service promised. Auditor General Frank Mautino reported that former Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration, which ...

Illinois man receives posthumous clemency in stabbing case

U.S. 01/15/19, 12:41

Just days before he left office, former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner granted posthumous clemency to a man imprisoned for a stabbing that a serial killer later confessed to committing.The Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois in Springfield said Tuesday that Grover Thompson received the first posthumous exoneration in ...

Funeral held for Chicago police officer killed by train

U.S. 12/22/18, 15:58

Hundreds crowded into Roman Catholic Church on Chicago's South Side to remember the second of two officers struck and killed by a train . Officer Eduardo Marmolejo was celebrated as a humble hero during his funeral Saturday. Gov. Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson attended the funeral. To ...

Funeral held for Chicago police officer killed by train

U.S. 12/21/18, 14:38

One of two Chicago police officers struck and killed by a train is being remembered as a devoted father and husband, loyal friend and dedicated police officer.Hundreds of officers on Friday crowded into a Roman Catholic Church on the city's South Side where Cardinal Blase Cupich helped celebrate a funeral ...

Illinois governor asks voters for 2nd chance after

U.S. 10/27/18, 10:43

Gov. Bruce Rauner swept into office four years ago as a self-made millionaire and an outsider promising fiscal austerity, lower taxes and clean government.Now he struggles in a Nov. 6 re-election bid against Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker who contends the Republican has accomplished none of those.Facing voters a second time ...

Fighting for seat, Rauner rips Pritzker as ‘trust fund baby’

Business 10/03/18, 21:34

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, battling to keep his job, attacked Democrat J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday as a "trust fund baby" and a tax cheat who "represents everything that's wrong in Illinois."Pritzker accused Rauner of being slow to act after he learned a suburban Chicago company where he once had ...

Illinois AG to investigate Legionnaire’s disease response

U.S. 10/03/18, 19:54

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said her office will launch a criminal investigation of how Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration handled a three-year-old Legionnaire's disease crisis at a state-run veterans' home.The Democrat will review compliance with state law and whether residents and staff of the Quincy home and the public were ...

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