Simeon Career Academy (CBS)

Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid Objections

The neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Lyons Police patch.  (Credit: Lyons Police Department Website)

Lyons Police Force Will Cut Department By One-Third: Union

It would be a bitter turn in labor negotiations that have been stalled since December. The village says it doesn’t have the money to meet the union’s demands. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

More Lawsuits Filed Challenging State Pension Cuts

The Illinois State Employees Association Retirees and the Retired State Employees Association filed separate class-action lawsuits in Sangamon County Circuit Court on behalf of their members.


Nursing home workers rally outside the Thompson Center on May 13, 2013, to protest budget cuts to programs funded by Medicaid. (Credit: CBS)

Nursing Home Workers Protest Medicaid Spending Cuts

Hundreds of nursing home staff members and others rallied outside the Thompson Center on Monday, trying to fend off new cuts for medical services.


The White House (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

No Deal To Delay Sequestration Cuts, Illinois Could Be Hit Hard

With no deal in sight to avoid $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – airports could see delays, some public services might be disrupted, and many federal workers could be forced to take lower pay, layoffs, or mandatory furloughs.


CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Aims To Cut Some Bus Routes, Increase Service On Others

The Chicago Transit Authority is planning to add service on its most congested bus and ‘L’ lines, but 12 routes with low ridership are set to get the axe.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Regina Meus, a provider of subsidized daycare, says she may close if the state of Illinois withholds funding this month. (CBS)

Daycare Providers Say State Is Pulling Funding

Daycare centers whose clients receive state funding say Illinois government is pulling payments. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Tom Dart

Dart, Other Law Enforcement Officers Protest Against Cuts To Preschool Funding

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart had some harsh words Thursday for state cuts in preschool funding.

WBBM Newsradio–04/26/2012

Hospital Bed Generic

Hospital Group: Quinn’s Budget Will Undermine Health Care For The Poor

An official representing some 200 Illinois Hospitals is warning against the big Medicaid cuts in Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2012

Rep. Dan Lipinski

Lipinski Glad GOP Is Backing Off Bill That Would Slash Urban Transit

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) is celebrating a House Republican decision to back off a bill that could have meant severe cuts to funding for urban mass transit.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin: GOP Transportation Bill Would Slash Chicago Transit

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) is warning of serious transit troubles for the city on the horizon.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012


Jewel-Osco Parent Company To Cut 800 Jobs

The parent company of Jewel-Osco today announced plans to cut its workforce by 800, including about 20 jobs in the Chicago area.


Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Days Appear Numbered For East Aurora Postal Facility

Those who use a west suburban postal facility are preparing for what seems to be the inevitable.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

Dick Durbin

Durbin: Congress Wants To Stop Post Office Cutbacks

Members of Congress want to keep the U.S. Post Office from the deep cutbacks it’s proposing — and they will have six months to figure out how.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Post Office

Postal Service Confirms Cuts That Will Slow Mail Down

If you still mail a check to pay your bills, it’s going to take longer for them to get where they’re going starting in January.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Looming Postal Cuts Could Eliminate Next-Day Mail

With bankruptcy looming over the U.S. Postal Service, it’s possible that next-day delivery will no longer be an option.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2011

County Board Room

County Board Set To Vote On Preckwinkle’s Budget

The Cook County Board is holding a special meeting to vote on President Toni Preckwinkle’s 2012 budget.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Just One More Day Until Vote On Mayor Emanuel’s Budget

Just one more day remains before the City Council votes on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget proposal.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

City Hall

Emanuel’s Budget Advances; Aldermen Seek Tobacco Tax Expansion

The City Council — as a formality — moved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $6 billion budget another step closer to its expected passage Wednesday. But some aldermen are still hoping to make changes.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Seniors Protest

Seniors Join Occupy Chicago To Protest Safety Net Program Cuts

A large group of seniors joined Occupy Chicago protesters at Federal Plaza Monday morning for a lively protest.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011