Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest CPS Budget CutsAbout 200 students walked out of a North Side high school on Friday, to protest the financial crisis the Chicago Public Schools system is facing.
Civic Federation: Higher Taxes, Spending Limits Needed To Fix State BudgetA research group has offered a laundry list of suggestions to help pull Illinois government out of its financial mess.
Chicago State University Students Rally In Loop To Protest Possible ShutdownTwo weeks after they shut down part of the Dan Ryan Expressway to protest the possible closing of their school amid the state budget impasse, students from Chicago State University took their protest to the governor’s office downtown.
Rauner Rejects Plan To Reopen State Museum, Encourages Directors To Find FundingThe Republican governor used his veto powers Friday to suggest the changes to a bipartisan bill he's had since December.
Rauner Seeking More Government ConsolidationGov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday he’s backing four pieces of legislation that would allow local governments to consolidate services in order to save money for taxpayers.
Emanuel: Rauner's CPS Takeover Talk Cost Schools More On Bond DealMayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said Gov. Bruce Rauner should be ashamed of himself if he was trying to thwart the Chicago Public Schools’ $725 million borrowing plan this week by repeatedly pushing for a state takeover of the school system, and suggesting the district be allowed to file for bankruptcy.
Rauner Blasts CPS Borrowing Plan; Says Emanuel 'Forestalling The Inevitable'Gov. Bruce Rauner had more harsh criticism for the Chicago Public Schools on Thursday, a day after the district borrowed $725 million at very high interest rates.
County Commissioner Wants Rauner To Declare 'State Of Emergency' Over ShootingsA Cook County commissioner and others have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago, after shootings and murders skyrocketed last month.
Governor Seeking To Add New Paid Lanes To Stevenson ExpresswayWould you be willing to pay to zoom through morning traffic on the expressway? Gov. Bruce Rauner is looking at plans to add "managed lanes" on the Stevenson Expressway.
Rauner: City Hall 'Looking To Blame Others' For CPS WoesGov. Bruce Rauner rejected suggestions he’s trying to sabotage the Chicago Public Schools’ attempt to sell bonds to keep the system solvent, by repeatedly pushing for a state takeover of the district.
Rauner Curious To Find Out What Obama Will Tell State Lawmakers Next WeekGov. Bruce Rauner said he’s looking forward to hearing from President Barack Obama, who will visit the Illinois State Capitol next week, to speak to the General Assembly.
Rauner: Changing Rules For State-Bought Goods Can Save $514M Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state's comptroller highlighted Illinois' worsening finances due to the budget deadlock Tuesday as the Republican governor unveiled a plan he said would save money by changing how goods and services are bought.