Financial Aid For State College Students May Soon DisappearIllinois has now gone 100 days without a budget and today, another shoe drops.
Claypool Still Hopeful For Compromise On Pension Bailout From StateChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said he’s not discouraged by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s opposition to a nearly $500 million bailout of the financially-strapped school district.
Cullerton Wants To Restart Budget Talks, Rauner Says He Only Wants More TaxesA day after saying House Speaker Michael Madigan was the only obstacle to reaching a state budget deal, Gov. Bruce Rauner accused the other top Democrat in the General Assembly of refusing to negotiate, even as Senate President John Cullerton was saying the governor and lawmakers need to “hit the reset button” on budget talks.
Rauner Keeps Finger Pointed At Madigan For Budget ImpasseRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner doubled down Tuesday on his efforts to blame Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan for the state’s budget impasse, accusing him of stalling any agreement on a spending plan.
Emanuel To Rauner: Stop 'Personalizing' Budget And Pension Fight With MadiganA day after Gov. Bruce Rauner told Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to either fall in line with his agenda or pass a tax hike on his own, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is warning Rauner that doing so was a bad move.
Governor, Democrats Still At Odds In Face Of Partial Government ShutdownHouse 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 Democrats To Propose Stop Gap Budget Covering Essential ServicesCBS 2's Jim Williams reports both the governor and house speaker are trying to be reassuring, but they remain far apart.
CPS Makes Full Pension Payment; 1,400 Layoffs ExpectedThe Chicago Board of Education made its pension payment on schedule Tuesday, but at a cost -- massive layoffs.
Document: Rauner Plan Would Advance $450M To Chicago SchoolsGov. Bruce Rauner is offering to accelerate state grant payments to help cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension contribution, according to a summary of the proposal obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.
Rauner Vetoes Most Of State Budget, Cites $4 Billion DeficitThe governor blamed House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton for sending him a spending plan that is nearly $4 billion short on revenue.
Emanuel: Compromise Needed In State Budget BattleMayor Emanuel says the increasing war of words in the battle over the state budget isn’t likely to help resolve the differences, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Madigan Says House Will Be In 'Continuous' Summer Session Illinois' House Speaker says his chamber plans to be in "continuous session" throughout the summer.