Budget Cuts

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.

WBBM Newsradio–07/24/2013

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

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

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