Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s rejection of a spending plan gives Illinois lawmakers just five days to find an agreement and avoid the starting point of a government shutdown. But a Thursday rally on Chicago’s West Side shed some light into just how far apart things remain between Rauner and Democratic legislators.
April 21 marks the 100th day since Governor Bruce Rauner took office in Illinois. It’s a milestone traditionally used to take stock of how things have gone so far. We focus on two issues that have dominated these first few months: the state of Illinois’s finances and the governor’s fight to challenge unions.