Illinoisans Worried With Possible Indiana Cigarette, Gas Tax IncreaseThe taxes on cigarettes and gasoline could be going up in Indiana, and that has some people in Illinois worried.
State Government's Deadbeat Status Nearly Results In Death Of Baby BoyA state employee told an Illinois House panel that her baby’s oxygen tank was almost repossessed because Illinois government had not paid the bill. WBBM's Dave Dahl reports.
Roskam Opposes Parts Of Trump’s Proposed BudgetRepublican Peter Roskam said there are some parts of President Trump’s proposed budget that he and others in Congress are likely to fight.
Trump Administration's Budget Proposal Has Big Impact On ChicagoThe Trump Administration unveiled Thursday its initial budget proposal.
Tension Mounts For Social Service Providers As Illinois Budget Deal CollapsesMovement toward a "grand bargain" budget compromise in Spingfield has collapsed. That leaves social service agencies once again facing uncertain funding.
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.