House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) planned to call for a vote on a $2.3 billion one-month budget to avoid the shutdown, but Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has indicated he would veto any such measure.
State workers might have to go without paychecks if lawmakers and the governor don’t reach an agreement on the budget in the next couple days. If a budget isn’t approved by the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, the state won’t be able to pay bills, including writing checks to employees.
Senator Dick Durbin stands by a controversial Facebook posting, but says he may take it down now that the White House has discredited it, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Federal workers who received state unemployment benefits during the federal government shutdown, but who later received back pay, must repay the state of Illinois soon.
After helping negotiate a bipartisan deal to end the partial federal government shutdown, and extend the debt limit, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said he hopes House Republicans learned a lesson: “this is unacceptable.”
As the current round of DC drama draws to a conclusion, CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger is here to discuss the impact of the latest crisis, as well as the cumulative impact of these types of events, on the economy.
The deal on Capitol Hill that avoids default and reopens the federal government is a relief to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, but he said the state was ready if default occurred.
Suburban Congressman Bill Foster (D-Ill.) says the budget impasse on Capitol Hill could be resolved easily at this point, and with a debt crisis coming, it should be.
With the shutdown dragging into its second week, money to pay healthcare workers at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago ran out last weekend, but employees are still on the job.
There is no sign of a breakthrough in the federal government shutdown, which entered its eighth day on Tuesday.
Federal dollars are at the heart the contentious battle over the federal government shutdown right now, but that wasn’t stopping the Federal Reserve from rolling out new $100 bills on Tuesday.
Dan Carrico of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association says his O’Hare staff is working without pay and they are without critical support staff that keep the system running, people who work quality control, mapping and training.
What happens when the government shuts down and you’re put on furlough? Well, events might unfold like this…
CHICAGO (CBS) – The partial government shutdown may affect the biomedical research planned at some Chicago hospitals. Oct. 5 is a date that researchers at Rush University have been preparing for some time. It’s the […]
At the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore, the signs say because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed.
The Social Security office in Chicago was the backdrop for a protest this afternoon over the partial government shutdown.
Mayor Emanuel says most Chicago City services will be untouched by the partial federal government shutdown, but he chastises Congressional Republicans for continuing the stalemate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Some Chicago area World War II veterans are on their way to Washington on Wednesday.
Several members of Congress from the Chicago area will be refusing to take their paychecks or will donate them to charity during the government shutdown.
Will government shutdown prevent local World War II vets from plan to see the memorial in their honor?