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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...

Plenty of Anger, but Little Chance to Vent at Polls in November

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.20.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With Illinois state finances in a shambles and our leaders -- who were elected to make hard decisions -- intent on postponing any hard decisions until...

A Billionaire Governor Says Protests Don't Matter. He's Wrong.

Roberta Lynch | Posted 06.20.2016 | Chicago
Roberta Lynch

"If protesting solved problems, Illinois wouldn't have any problems."

#DoYourJob, #ILBudgetNow: Use These Hashtags and Send a Message to Springfield

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.10.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Events this week in state politics inspired us to begin promotion of two Twitter hashtags: #doyourjob and #ilbudgetnow. We hope you'll join us in usin...

Real Government Shutdown May Be Only Way To End Budget Crisis

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.06.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

My how our expectations of our government have fallen over the past year. A year ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected nearly all of the Democrats' budget,...

Illinois is Trashed Like North Avenue Beach

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.03.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek It appears someone has left half of our generation at the north avenue beach.

Doubek vs. Dietrich On Illinois House Democrats' Budget Bill

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.26.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

MADELEINE DOUBEK: Hey, Matt, so it looks like the brilliant, masterful House Speaker Mike Madigan has decided to throw the bipartisan working budget g...

It's Time For Final Exams in Budget Deal-Making 101

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.25.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek All over Illinois, it's cramming time. Finals time. Time for tests before the break. In Springfield, t...

Rauner to Illinois GOP: "No Way Hillary Clinton Gets Elected"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.23.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

PEORIA -- As I left the 2016 Illinois Republican Party convention Saturday, I couldn't decide if I had just witnessed the death knell of the once migh...

Plenty of Action, Scant Progress at State Capitol

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.20.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Inside and outside the Illinois Statehouse this week there was a constant buzz of activity, though it's hard to tell whether all the action was eviden...

12 Key Issues to Watch as Illinois General Assembly's Spring Session Nears End

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.18.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the Illinois General Assembly's spring session nearing its traditional May 31 end, this is a good time for a check on what happened, what didn't ...

School Funding Could Be New 'Hostage' in Budget Standoff

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.16.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

For nearly a year, Democrats have accused Gov. Bruce Rauner of holding the state budget hostage and demanding his Turnaround Agenda as ransom. As the...

How Did Your Senator Vote On The School Funding Reform Bill?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.11.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday passed a major overhaul of the formula by which Illinois school funding is distributed to local school districts. For ...

Reboot Illinois' Doubek Wins Two Lisagor Journalism Awards

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.11.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Reboot Illinois Publisher Madeleine Doubek won two prestigious Peter Lisagor awards in the 39th annual journalism contest sponsored by the Chicago Hea...

It's Time For You To Sound Off On Illinois Tax Changes

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.03.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In separate press conferences in Springfield Monday, Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke of his opposition to a progressive tax in Illinois while Democratic Reps....

Gov. Rauner's demolition politics are hurting Illinois

Roberta Lynch | Posted 04.15.2016 | Chicago
Roberta Lynch

Governor Bruce Rauner's refusal to compromise and agree to a state budget is tearing at the fabric of our state's human service and higher education infrastructure. Families, children, students and seniors are suffering.

Rauner Wants Dems, GOP Working Together 24/7 To End Illinois Budget Crisis

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.07.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

By Gov. Bruce Rauner Gov. Bruce Rauner meets with legislative leaders to discuss the state budget on Dec. 2, 2015. It was the first meeting involvin...

Lisa Madigan Could Hold The Key To Unlocking The Budget Impasse

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.07.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The main reason the Illinois budget impasse has endured into its 10th month is an appellate court decision from last July that said all state employee...

Everything is Falling into the Right Place for Speaker Madigan

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.05.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Cartoon by Scott Stantis Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Everyone's fallen right into their roles. I wonder if House Speaker Mike Mad...