911 Center

OEMC Supervisor Warns Of Cuts To 911 Center

Chicago aldermen on Wednesday heard the public’s concerns about proposed cuts in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2012 budget.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Chicago Bears Training Camp

Bears Start To Make Final Roster Cuts

The Chicago Bears released 14 players on Friday–the day after their final exhibition game–as the team begins to trim its roster to the league-mandated 53 players.


A plow removes snow after a lake effect blast hit Michigan City, Indiana. (CBS)

Cuts To Snow Removal, Leaf Collection Discussed In Elgin

Elgin residents may have to shovel more snow and rake more leaves as the city looks for ways to trim its budget.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Schakowsky: Cuts Are Possible, Default Unlikely

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is predicting there will be no government default on its bill, and that the debt ceiling will be lifted in return for some cuts.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2011

Cook County Seal

Partisan Debt Standoff Spills Over Onto County Board

While the standoff between Democrats and Republicans continues in Washington over the debt ceiling and spending cuts, the partisan rhetoric is spilling over into local governmental debates as well.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Slashes Budget, Invites Lawmakers To Negotiate

Gov. Pat Quinn signed off on the state budget late Thursday night, mere hours before the fiscal year ended, but not before making a few changes affecting, among other things, education.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

Illinois State Capitol

State Senate Approves Major Cuts From Quinn’s Budget

The Illinois State Senate has approved a budget that would spend more than $2 billion less than Gov. Pat Quinn proposed, but Republicans say that’s not enough.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

Rahm Emanuel discusses ways to cut the city budget by $75 million.  (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Emanuel Unveils Major Budget Cut On First Full Day

On his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is already tackling the top items on his agenda – including big budget cuts.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

Alex Wong/Getty Images

Hundreds Rally Against Proposed Cuts To Medicare

Hundreds are gathering this week to rally against proposed cuts to Medicare.

WBBM Newsradio–05/03/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Protests State Plan For Education Cuts

Top Illinois House leaders are proposing a big cut in education spending in the coming fiscal year.

WBBM Newsradio–04/01/2011

Rahm Emanuel at Save-A-Lot

Emanuel Denies He Wants To Cut City Council In Half

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is denying a published report Friday that claims he wants to cut the size of the City Council in half.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

Empty Classroom

Modest Layoffs Coming For Elgin School District

The second largest school district in Illinois is cutting more staff, but it pales in comparison to the massive layoffs of last year.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Criticized For Plan To Merge School Districts

Gov. Pat Quinn is drawing criticism for a proposal to cut the state’s costs by merging school districts.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2011

Illinois Senate Chambers

Senate Pres.: Cutting Pension Benefits Is Unconstitutional

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says cutting pension benefits for current state employees is, in his words, “clearly unconstitutional.”

WBBM Newsradio–03/03/2011

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Don’t Cut Medical Research

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is urging voters to write letters to their Congressmen and tell them to leave the funding for medical research alone.

WBBM Newsradio–02/28/2011

Kirk Dillard

Dillard: No Raises For Union When Programs Are Slashed

Illinois State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) says the state’s largest public employee union should not be receiving raises while Gov. Pat Quinn proposes to cut $100 million from human services.

WBBM Newsradio–02/25/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Reps Want Quinn To Rethink Cuts In Drug Treatment

A bipartisan team is asking Gov. Pat Quinn to rethink radical cuts in funding for Illinois drug treatment programs.

WBBM Newsradio–02/24/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Quinn Wants To Borrow Billions, Consolidate School Districts

With an income tax hike already in effect, Gov. Pat Quinn has presented a budget plan that would not raise any new taxes or fees, but would still cut state aide to the poor, reduce a number of services and borrow billions of dollars to pay overdue bills.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011

Toni Preckwinkle, right, with Cook County Commissioner John Daley, discusses the county budget. (CBS)

New Board President Calls Sheriffs’ Payroll ‘Bloated’

New Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle criticized Sheriff Tom Dart today, suggesting his payroll is bloated.


Naperville Police Department (CBS)

Naperville Formalizes Cuts In Police Department

The city council in west suburban Naperville voted 7-2 to reduce the authorized number of sworn personnel in the police department.