Governor Signs Revenue Measure, Freeing Up Billions For Local GovernmentsThe thrust of the bill is to release tax revenue on motor fuel, cellphone calls and more for local governments. There's state funding to help low-income residents pay heating bills and to keep domestic violence shelters open.
Rauner, Democrats Hold 1st Meeting In Months On State BudgetGov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders held a rare meeting Tuesday on the elusive Illinois budget, a summit featuring familiar speeches during the public portion before they reconvened in private to discuss how to end a stalemate now in its sixth month.
Governor, Illinois Lawmakers Agree To Discuss The Budget
Business, Labor Leaders Call For End To Budget ImpasseChicago business and labor leaders are joining the United Way in calling for an end to the months-long state budget impasse.
Financial Aid For State College Students May Soon DisappearIllinois has now gone 100 days without a budget and today, another shoe drops.
Illinois Senate Approves Plan To Spend $5B In Federal FundsIllinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate described the state's long-running budget problems as a "death march" for the organizations and the people they serve.
Temporary Budget, Likely Doomed, Goes To Illinois GovernorIllinois lawmakers adopted a stop-gap budget plan Wednesday and readied to send it to a dismissive Gov. Bruce Rauner on a day when a flurry of state Capitol activity did little to move the state toward a yearlong spending agreement.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Askingt Democratic Leaders, Gov. Rauner To Sit Down And Negotiate On BudgetThe Rev. Jesse Jackson is asking Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders to sit down and negotiate an end to the state’s budget impasse.
Temporary State Budget Plan Falls Short In Illinois House A temporary budget to keep Illinois government operating in a new fiscal year has failed in the House, but one is still alive because the Senate OK'd an identical measure.
Madigan Says House Will Be In 'Continuous' Summer Session Illinois' House Speaker says his chamber plans to be in "continuous session" throughout the summer.
Madigan Says He Is Willing To Compromise On Budget If Rauner Is "Reasonable"Illinois House Speker Michael Madigan is disputing Governor Rauner's characterization of him as someone unwilling to compromise, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois Lawmakers Scurry Through Bills; No Budget Deal YetIllinois lawmakers are tackling a long to-do list without mentioning the biggest obstacle facing the General Assembly before its Sunday adjournment deadline: a $3 billion budget deficit.