Budget Cuts

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

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Report: DCFS Says Budget Cuts Could Be Crippling

The Illinois Dept of Children and Family Services is warning in a published report that budget cuts mandated by the General Assembly are going to have a severe impact.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Graffiti Artist

Graffiti Removal Scaled Back Under Mayor’s Budget

The City of Chicago reportedly is moving more slowly these days to get rid of gang graffiti.

WBBM Newsradio–08/23/2012

Illinois House Floor

State Panel Fails To Come Up With Plan To Cut Medicaid Budget

An Illinois state panel appointed to find ways to cut Medicaid costs has taken one step forward and two steps back.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Carla Givan (center, seated) suffers from Lou Gehrig's Disease, and needs constant care from her daughter Donisha (left) and a hospice nurse (right). (Credit: CBS)

State Budget Cuts Could Take Away Hospice Care For Poor

Gov. Pat Quinn says the state’s Medicaid system is on the verge of collapse, and to save it, billions of dollars in spending must be cut. One service that could end on the chopping block is hospice care for the poor.

CBS 2–04/17/2012

Soccer Goal

Families Protest Aurora School District’s Plan To Cut Soccer

A crowd of frustrated soccer moms, dads and players gathered Monday night at a meeting of Aurora’s Indian Prairie School Board, protesting a plan to eliminate middle school soccer.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Tom Dart

Sheriff Dart: Cook County Jail Forced To Serve As Mental Institution

It seems that the Cook County Jail is unintentionally taking on a new role as a mental health facility.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters on Feb. 19, 2012, about his plan to ask many state agencies to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent when he presents annual budget address. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Set To Announce Major Cuts To Medicaid

Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he plans to call for significant cuts to Medicaid funding as part of his effort to slash the state budget to spending levels lower than fiscal year 2008.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters on Feb. 19, 2012, about his plan to ask many state agencies to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent when he presents annual budget address. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Asks State Departments To Cut Their Budgets

Gov. Pat Quinn has asked all the state’s constitutional offices and some state agencies to slash their annual budgets by at least 9 percent, but won’t say how he arrived at that figure.

02/19/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Budget Cuts In Store For Chicago Fire Department

The choices facing Mayor Emanuel’s new fire commissioner aren’t pleasant, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/17/2012

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. (Credit: www.alplm.org)

Report: State Budget Cuts Threaten Lincoln Historic Sites

Admirers of Abraham Lincoln will be none too happy to learn that state budget cuts are threatening historic sites across the state.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

North Shore School District Seeking Tax Hike To Avoid Severe Cuts

A small public school district nestled among two wealthy Chicago suburbs is in serious financial trouble. West Northfield Elementary School District 31 is surrounded by Northbrook and Glenview on the North Shore. It has only two schools and severe cuts are looming if they don’t get more money.

CBS 2–01/25/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Governor Makes Gloomy Forecast For Ill. Budget

The long-term forecast for the Illinois budget looks gloomy, with less state money available and government services facing cuts, Gov. Pat Quinn’s office said Tuesday.

01/03/2012

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