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.
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.
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.
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.
On his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is already tackling the top items on his agenda – including big budget cuts.
Hundreds are gathering this week to rally against proposed cuts to Medicare.
Top Illinois House leaders are proposing a big cut in education spending in the coming fiscal year.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is denying a published report Friday that claims he wants to cut the size of the City Council in half.
The second largest school district in Illinois is cutting more staff, but it pales in comparison to the massive layoffs of last year.
Gov. Pat Quinn is drawing criticism for a proposal to cut the state’s costs by merging school districts.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says cutting pension benefits for current state employees is, in his words, “clearly unconstitutional.”
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.
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.
A bipartisan team is asking Gov. Pat Quinn to rethink radical cuts in funding for Illinois drug treatment programs.
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.
New Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle criticized Sheriff Tom Dart today, suggesting his payroll is bloated.
The city council in west suburban Naperville voted 7-2 to reduce the authorized number of sworn personnel in the police department.
The upcoming cuts in Medicare physician payments will be catastrophic for seniors, the president of the nation’s largest doctors’ group says.
CHICAGO (WBBM) – Local chambers of commerce are protesting proposed $3.4 million in Chicago budget cuts that they say would drastically reduce or eliminate their operations. LISTEN: Newsradio 780′s John Cody Reports And at least […]