Gov. Bruce Rauner today delivers his second State of the State Address in the Illinois House chamber at the Capitol.
In his first address last year, the newly-inaugurated governor said correcting Illinois government's fiscal troubles and driving down its persistently high, post-recession unemployment would require "shared sacrifice." The speech was noteworthy for its audacity: Rauner called on Democrats to help him take on some of their closest allies -- organized labor and trial lawyers -- and to embrace concepts, like term limits, they've long opposed.
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