Federal Budget

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.


Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

3 Democratic Candidates Fight GOP On Medicare, Budget

A trio of Democrats has banded together to campaign for Congress against Republicans on the issue of Medicare, and the budget.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2012


Illinois Farmers Worry They’ll Be Left Behind In Federal Budget

A so-called “super-committee” has been formed to tackle federal budget cuts, but some farmers worry agriculture won’t get a fair seat at the table.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2011

New Jersey Experiences Major Flooding From Tropical Storm Irene

Roskam: Disaster Relief Funds Might Become Big Budget Battle

Disaster relief aid for those impacted by Hurricane Irene and other spring and summer storms may be the next big budget battle in Congress.

WBBM Newsradio–08/30/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk: Budget Fight Was ‘Overly Dramatic’

Sen. Mark Kirk predicted a final-hour agreement on a stopgap spending bill. But that is not why Illinois’ junior senator is pleased with the budget compromise announced late Friday.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2011

U.S. Capitol Dome

Activists Protest Federal Budget Cuts To Poverty Programs

The poor – and those who work to help the poor – held a large noontime rally in the Loop to protest what they say are federal budget cuts that will leave them in the lurc


The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: See Mo’ Green

Today’s performers mean to do more than entertain. Sounds like they want to teach.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2011

The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: Budget Basics

You had to know your GSL (Government as a Secondary Language) if you expected to understand the big budget news last week.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2010