23 News Anchor Mike Garrigan spoke one-on-one with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to ask him for his thoughts on the new assembly about to be sworn in as well as why any Illinoisian should be optimistic.
Homeless shelters in Illinois and low-income college students who rely on state funds are facing another year of financial uncertainty as ruling Democratic lawmakers and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner remain unable to make progress on resolving a budget war.
For Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, they know that being in the minority party they will have to work together and find common ground with the Republicans if they are to get anything accomplished in Washington.
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