Governor Predicts Crime Spike If State Does Not Pass A Budget

Governor Bruce Rauner forsees that a lack of a state budget could bring a crime spike in Illinois. He says, “So far, we’re not seeing any increase in crime … but at some point it will.” The lack of a state budget has hurt funding for many...

State Leaders Working To Reform Criminal Justice System

Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) and lawmakers not be working together on a budget, but they are working to reform the state’s criminal justice system. They’re considering three bills dealing with judicial sentencing, electronic monitoring, and providing...

New criminal justice reform package proposed

Governor Rauner and members of the General Assembly today discussed bipartisan legislation to reform Illinois’ criminal justice system. The three bills came from recommendations by the Governor’s Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform Commission. “Today we are taking...

Area Lawmakers Split On How To Reach An Illinois Budget Deal

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan promised to call lawmakers into session weekly, but he canceled a planned session scheduled for today. He’s already canceled several of these meetings. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner openly berated Madigan for his decision. But...