Illinois House Overrides Rauner Budget Vetoes, With GOP HelpAfter more than two years without one, Illinois finally has a state budget in place.
House Passes Budget, Income Tax Hike; Rauner Vows VetoMoments after the Illinois House passed a spending plan that includes a 32 percent increase in the state's income tax, Gov. Rauner said he would veto the legislation.
Last Day For Lawmakers To Reach Budget AgreementIf the General Assembly cannot reach a budget agreement by midnight, Illinois will start a third fiscal year without a budget.
Illinois Could Be First State With 'Junk' Credit Due To BudgetAn expert in municipal finance warns that there will be serious consequences for investors, businesses and everyday people if Illinois doesn’t resolve its budget impasse before July 1.
Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion Of CPS Principal Leadership ProgramMayor Emanuel announced Thursday the expansion of incentive and training programs to encourage independence and success among Chicago Public School principals.
Illinois Lawmakers Fail To Reach Agreement On State BudgetIllinois lawmakers will not approve a budget before tonight's midnight deadline.
Mayor Emanuel Pushes Bill For Fairly Distributed Education MoneyMayor Emanuel is expressing high hopes for legislation in Springfield that takes a step towards resolving Illinois’ long-term school funding problems.
Illinois Caregiver System Hangs By Thread, Provider WarnsA bill now before lawmakers would require the state to increase Medicaid reimbursement so that caregivers could make $15 an hour.
Emanuel Urges A Focus On Governor Rauner To Fund CPS, Resolve BudgetWith seven days left in the legislative session, Mayor Emanuel is doing every thing he can to keep the focus on Governor Rauner for the Chicago Public Schools financial problems.
Governor Rauner Said He Is Trying To Bring More Companies, Jobs To IllinoisGovernor Rauner said it is not easy bringing more companies and jobs to Illinois, but he and his business allies are trying.
Mendoza: Gov. Rauner Lies About Having Balanced BudgetThe state comptroller said his proposal is $700 billion out of balance and that the constitution requires him to propose a level budget.
Gov. Rauner Wants Democrats, Officials To Support Pension LegislationThe governor said Republicans would support laws changing the state’s pension systems and providing $250 million in school pension relief.

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