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Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner says he'll fix a broken Springfield in an ad announcing his run for governor. Rauner joins us to discuss his bid.

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Medical marijuana, pensions, gambling and guns. What will the governor do about these hot-button issues as lawmakers enter the final stretch of the spring session? Paris Schutz has more.

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Policy agenda or campaign speech? We have analysis and reaction from Gov. Quinn’s state of the state address.

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Carol Marin takes a closer look at how the upcoming gubernatorial race is shaking out with Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield bureau chief, Dave McKinney.

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Illinois' most medically fragile kids are among the many state residents impacted by upcoming budget cuts. But parents are fighting back saying the cuts will actually cost the state more. Eddie Arruza has the story.

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The Illinois Senate passes a major gambling expansion bill, but not with enough votes to override a potential veto. 

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Governor Pat Quinn tackles the state's $80 billion underfunded pension system.  We'll get reaction to his plan from a union coalition and the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago.

Quinn's Medicaid Plan

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We asked about your thoughts on the governor's Medicaid reforms. We hear what some of you had to say in tonight's Viewer Mail.

Gov. Pat Quinn

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We share your strong opinions about Governor Pat Quinn's appearance on our program last week when we read some of your viewer mail.

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Gov. Pat Quinn

Illinois could eventually face nearly $35 billion in unpaid bills. A new report suggests the governor and general assembly can fix the problem.

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Gov. Pat Quinn

In the ongoing chess game between Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle -- the governor makes his move: announcing major cuts and layoffs. He says it's up to the General Assembly to stop them. Paris Schutz has reaction to today's announcement.

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Gov. Pat Quinn

Unions under fire. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to send pink slips to thousands of state workers while the Chicago Teachers Union claims it's being treated unfairly. Carol Marin and her panel take up the issues.

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Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll implement massive layoffs and the closing of some state facilities this week in response to a $2 billion budget shortfall. Eddie Arruza gets reaction to the dramatic move from state lawmakers. 

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We hear what you had to say about recent stories when we read some of our viewer mail. 

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