Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid ObjectionsThe neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Lyons Police Force Will Cut Department By One-Third: UnionIt 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.
More Lawsuits Filed Challenging State Pension CutsThe 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 Protest Medicaid Spending CutsHundreds of nursing home staff members and others rallied outside the Thompson Center on Monday, trying to fend off new cuts for medical services.
No Deal To Delay Sequestration Cuts, Illinois Could Be Hit HardWith 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 Aims To Cut Some Bus Routes, Increase Service On OthersThe 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.
Daycare Providers Say State Is Pulling FundingDaycare centers whose clients receive state funding say Illinois government is pulling payments. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports.
Dart, Other Law Enforcement Officers Protest Against Cuts To Preschool FundingCook County Sheriff Tom Dart had some harsh words Thursday for state cuts in preschool funding.
Hospital Group: Quinn's Budget Will Undermine Health Care For The PoorAn official representing some 200 Illinois Hospitals is warning against the big Medicaid cuts in Gov. Pat Quinn's budget.
Lipinski Glad GOP Is Backing Off Bill That Would Slash Urban TransitU.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.
Durbin: GOP Transportation Bill Would Slash Chicago TransitU.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) is warning of serious transit troubles for the city on the horizon.
Jewel-Osco Parent Company To Cut 800 JobsThe parent company of Jewel-Osco today announced plans to cut its workforce by 800, including about 20 jobs in the Chicago area.