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Chance The Rapper Isn't Too Happy About His Meeting With Illinois Governor

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.03.2017 | Black Voices

Last month, Chance The Rapper requested a meeting with Illinois governor, Bruce Rauner, to discuss a funding bill for Chicago’s Public Schools. In D...

Speaker Madigan's Deputy: We're In The Same Boat

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.10.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

By Madeleine Doubek OK, deep breath in. Deep breath out. Now that we got that nasty election out of our systems, there's a veto session in Springfie...

Reject the Trump-Rauner agenda on Tuesday

Dan Montgomery | Posted 11.08.2016 | Chicago
Dan Montgomery

As a high school English teacher, I've taught my students to read carefully, think critically, and write persuasively. They learn that arguments must ...

Will Gov. Rauner Target the Illinois Supreme Court in 2018?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.01.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

llinois Supreme Court Justice Burke faces retention in 2018 Since becoming a candidate for governor in 2013, Bruce Rauner has put $60 million into va...

How Downstate GOP Lawmakers Are Dealing With The 'Trump Effect'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.21.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

For downstate Republicans, the subjects of voting for and supporting Donald Trump are a minefield. They know that their districts gave Trump heavy s...

Poll: Clinton Thumping Trump in Illinois by 19-points, Leading in DuPage Too

David Ormsby | Posted 10.20.2016 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Hillary Clinton holds not only a commanding 19-point lead over Donald Trump in Illinois according to a new poll, but also she has grabbed a solid lead...

New Mike Madigan Documentary Interesting, But Not Authoritative

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.14.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion The Illinois Policy Institute's new Michael Madigan documentary,"Madigan: Power, Privilege, Politics," will serve as a significant historica...

Campaign Contribution Limit Law Backfiring on Democrats

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.07.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When the Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly approved the state's first-ever campaign contribution limit law in 2009, they made sure it was des...

AFSCME Ad Accuses Rauner of 'Waging War' on Illinois Workers

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion You don't have a seat at the bargaining table as Gov. Bruce Rauner and AFSCME Council 31 attempt to create a contract for the 38,000 state...

Politifact Illinois Can Fact-Check, But Can't Make Politicians Listen

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.22.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion On Sept. 15, a fact check I researched and wrote for PolitiFact Illinois gave a "Mostly True" rating to Tammy Duckworth's statement that Ma...

Rauner Denies Connection to Anti-Madigan Documentary

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.20.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion I have not yet viewed the Illinois Policy Institute's upcoming documentary, "Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.," but I'm prepared to make...

Expect More Dictatorship in Springfield After 2016 Elections

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.13.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Why should we care about what happens in contested state legislative races all over the state this ye...

Rauner, Madigan, Trump Dominate Illinois U.S. Senate, Comptroller Races

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.09.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The race for Illinois comptroller pits Republican incumbent Leslie Geissler Munger against Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza. But it might as well be ...

Fact-Check Friday: Rauner Resurrects 2014 Campaign Theme vs. Democrats

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.02.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This article was created for PolitiFact Illinois, a collaboration between Reboot Illinois and Pulitzer Prize-winning national website PolitiFact. For ...

Remap Reform Kicked Off Ballot Again. So What's Next?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.26.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday closed the door on the Independent Map Amendment for the 2016 election, but not too tightly. The ruling major...

Illinois Democrats Taunt GOP For Ignoring Trump

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.19.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner called the Illinois Democratic Party a "corrupt political machine" during a rally at the Illinois State Fair, Democrats ...

The Biggest Legislative Marijuana Policy Reforms Of 2016

Rob Kampia | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Rob Kampia

On July 29, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a bill removing the threat of arrest for small amounts of marijuana, capping a record year of legislative and administrative marijuana policy reforms throughout the country.

Bruce Rauner Reignites His Push for Term Limits

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.26.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Locked in a bitter struggle with House Speaker Michael Madigan over a reform agenda that's largely been ignored by Democrats, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Mon...

Chicago Teachers Want Their Governor To Know That They Definitely Know How To Read

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

Chicago teachers are most definitely not illiterate, and they want their governor to know it. Emails released this week by The Chicago Tribune reveal ...

Reboot Illinois Joins the Pulitzer Prize-Winning PolitiFact Team

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.13.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois never has been more polarized. Our nation never more divided. This campaign season is unlike any other before it. Against this backdrop, in t...

Reboot Illinois Joins the Pulitzer Prize-Winning PolitiFact Team

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.13.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois never has been more polarized. Our nation never more divided. This campaign season is unlike any other before it. Against this backdrop, in t...

Celebration Time? State Legislature Passes Budget, Sorta

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.01.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

MATT DIETRICH: Madeleine, I hope you don't mind that I'm typing with one hand while holding a lit sparkler in the other. I'm getting an early start o...

Is the Stopgap Budget a Step in the Right Direction or "Groundhog Day" Replay?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.01.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois budget agreement hammered out on June 30 will allow state government to avoid outright collapse through calendar year 2016, but it hardly...

Illinois Lawmakers Break Historic Year-Long Budget Impasse

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois lawmakers broke a historic year-long budget impasse on Thursday, approving legislation to complete the current fiscal yea...

Once Allies, Rauner and Rahm Now Enemies on Chicago Public Schools

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.29.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

"Instead of doing the hard work of fixing Illinois' broken education funding formula, Bruce Rauner has wasted 18 months of his term holding the entire...