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.
Bruce Rauner says he will take on unions in his first term. So why aren’t Illinois unions staging big protests like their neighbors to the north in Wisconsin? Workers here rely on a different strategy.
Gov. Bruce Rauner preached the importance of bipartisanship while announcing wide-sweeping conservative policy proposals in his first State of the State Address Wednesday. But already Democrats are showing they’re ready for a fight.
Illinois lawmakers Tuesday are voting on a deal that would aim to fix the state's pension crisis. Who's happy with the deal and who thinks it falls short? We take the pulse. Plus, documenting the struggles of a small Indiana town through the eyes of the high school basketball team.