Aldermen In High-Crime Wards Defy Emanuel Over Use Of Surplus MoneyMayor Emanuel wants to plant trees and upgrade parks. But some aldermen insist that cash must go to fighting crime.
Businesses Look Ahead To Outcome Of "Grand Bargain" After New Budget PlanA Chicago business leader said local companies can live with tax increases in the budget plan being worked out by Illinois Senate leaders, but they want to see other reforms in the so-called "Grand Bargain".
Son Of Late State Comptroller Said Topinka Would Be 'Furious' With Budget Stalemate The son of the late State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka suggests his mother would be livid at the long budget stalemate underway in the state of Illinois.
Ill. Attorney General Asks Court To Block State Payroll, To Spur Budget DealLisa Madigan argues that court-ordered payments to state workers is giving lawmakers and the governor an excuse to dawdle.
How The City Plans To Pay For Body Cams A Year Ahead Of ScheduleEvery officer on the street will have a body camera by the end of next year, which is a full year earlier than shown in the city budget.
Mayor Emanuel Stays Calm Through Ongoing Illinois Budget ShowdownMayor Emanuel verbally shrugs when asked about the continuing budget stalemate in Springfield.
Board Of Education To Vote On $5.4 Billion CPS BudgetAfter weeks of discussions, the Chicago Public Schools budget comes down to a vote, and not everyone is thrilled with the direction the spending is going.
CPS Prepares Budget That Assumes Peace With TeachersThe Chicago Teachers Union signaled members won't fall in line automatically.
With Budget Deal, State Can Finally Put Checks In Mail To LandlordsThe Illinois secretary of state's office is on average five or six months behind in rent for its DMVs. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
Opinion: Illinois Sinks Into The Abyss, Politicians Abandon Ship And The State’s Most Vulnerable DrownIllinois’s entire social services landscape is sinking, pulled under by the weight of the state’s budget quarrel. Thousands are suffering.
Services For Sexual Assault Survivors, At-Risk Teens Suffer As Illinois Budget Impasse Lingers“The people who are most vulnerable are paying the price.”
Chicago Principals Get Creative To Keep Cuts From ClassroomThat doesn't mean that everyone is holding onto their job. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker looks at one Chicago elementary school.