However bad you think government might be, it's worse.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaking to a crowd of call center workers in Moline, Ill. Rauner has reason to make such a statement: nearly everyone is in agreement that Illinois government is broken, though opinions differ as to why. In our May cover story, reporter Dan Vock tries to answer that question.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaking to a crowd of call center workers in Moline, Ill. Rauner has reason to make such a statement: nearly everyone is in agreement that Illinois government is broken, though opinions differ as to why. In our May cover story, reporter Dan Vock tries to answer that question. 

Natalie previously covered immigrant communities and environmental justice as a bilingual reporter at CityLab and CityLab Latino. She hails from the Los Angeles area and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English literature.