Budget Cuts

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Asking State Agencies To Come Up With Plans For Budget Cuts

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner is asking for a 20 percent budget cut from lame-duck Governor Pat Quinn.

11/25/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn presents his annual budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield on March 26, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Proposes Making 2011 Income Tax Hike Permanent

Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his case Wednesday for making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent, predicting “extreme and radical” budget cuts to schools and services without additional revenue.

03/26/2014

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State School Chief: $1B In Education Cuts Would Be ‘Devastating’

Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Christopher Koch had sought a $1 billion increase in his department’s budget for next year. Instead, lawmakers have recommended a $1 billion decrease as part of a preliminary budget blueprint.

03/13/2014

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Claypool: CTA Job Cuts To Save $13 Million A Year

About a third of the jobs are going away because of the transition to the Ventra card system, which takes CTA out of the fare-collection business. Some will get the chance to reapply for 30 new jobs.

09/11/2013

Parents and students rally outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters on Aug. 28, 2013, to protest school closings and budget cuts. Several students boycotted class to attend the protest. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Approves Budget Cuts; Dozens Of Students Boycott School

About 200 people — including 20 to 30 students — rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education was meeting to approve the district’s annual budget.

08/28/2013

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Teachers’ Union Slams CPS For ‘Devastating’ Cuts, Layoffs

A month before the new school year starts, protestors from the Chicago Teacher’s Union were expressing outrage over budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools, with a protest march through the Loop.

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Students and parents from the Brighton Park neighborhood hold a protest rally in the Loop to criticize budget cuts being forced on Chicago schools. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Say Budget Cuts For Schools ‘Making Things Worse’

Parent Anita Caballero said the mayor’s contention that he’s improving schools makes no sense.

07/11/2013

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Parents Say School Cuts Have Them Considering Move To Suburbs

A group of parents and several local elected officials teamed up Tuesday to call for an end to severe budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools.

07/02/2013

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CPS Parents Worried Electives Will Get Axed Due To Budget Cuts

Some Chicago Public School parents are worried that budget cuts will mean sacrificing electives.

06/20/2013

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Roseland Hospital Cuts Staff, Salaries To Keep Doors Open

As it waits to hear if it’ll receive a $7 million bailout to stay open, Roseland Community Hospital laid off almost 70 employees, and other hospital employees will take a pay cut.

05/25/2013

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State Poison Control Center In Jeopardy Of Closing

Every year, the Illinois Poison Control Center handles nearly 82,000 poison related cases. Nearly half of them involve children. Dr. Michael Wahl says each year, they lose more funding.

05/21/2013

O'Hare Air Traffic Control Tower

Air Traffic Control Furloughs May Lead To Big Delays

There could be delays at O’Hare and other major airports when a furlough of air traffic controllers kicks in this Sunday.

04/19/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Wants To Resume Sequester Talks

Sen. Dick Durbin wants talks to resume quickly, and in earnest, on a compromise that will put an end to the sequester, and the cuts that are taking place.

03/02/2013

Immigrant groups and their supporters stage a protest rally. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Protest Deportations, As Immigrants Released Amid Budget Cuts

In west suburban Broadview, a weekly protest and prayer vigil outside the federal immigration detention center took on added significance Friday morning.

03/01/2013

Capitol Hill

How Will Automatic Budget Cuts Affect Chicago?

Unless a deal is reached by Friday, the nation faces massive automatic government spending cuts.

02/27/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and James Ade (left),  president of the police sergeant union,  announce pension agreement. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Warns Sequestration Cuts Will Hurt Chicago

Mayor Emanuel is warning Chicago will be hurt if lack of a budget deal triggers automatic budget cuts known as Sequestration, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/25/2013

Capitol Hill

U Of C Economist Says Sequestration Fears Overblown

A University of Chicago economist says sequestration might help a bit, certainly will not hurt nearly as badly as the administration is warning, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

02/25/2013

Dan Rutherford

Rutherford’s Office Seeks 3 Percent Budget Cut

Whether it’s a computer mainframe deal in the five figures or it’s $1,178 worth of paper towels and toilet paper, no saving is too small to escape the notice of Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.

02/11/2013

Field Museum

Chicago Field Museum Facing Staff, Budget Cuts

Chicago’s Field Museum is shrinking.

12/19/2012

Protesters set up a makeshift shanty town of cardboard boxes and tents in Federal Plaza, as part of a protest to urge Congress not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits in order to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Set Up ‘Durbinville’ Shantytown To Oppose Entitlement Program Cuts

About 300 spirited demonstrators lined up at a makeshift soup kitchen and shanty town set up in Federal Plaza on Thursday, to protest the possibility of cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as Congress looks to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

12/06/2012

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