Federal Judge Blasts Illinois For Not Making All Ordered PaymentsU.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman broached the subject of holding the state in contempt of court. She ultimately ordered the Illinois state comptroller's office to determine within 48 hours which providers of service to developmentally disabled residents must be funded despite an ongoing budget impasse.
Lawmakers, Rauner Trying To Negotiate Fix For Budget GapsA day after outlining an ambitious agenda for his first year in office, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday was confronted with a state budget that is millions of dollars short for programs such as subsidized day care that are rapidly running out of money.
Watchdog: 2 Million Illinois Residents On Food Stamps Is "Extremely Embarrassing"The Illinois Policy Institute, which bills itself as an independent government watchdog, has said the state of Illinois should be ashamed by the latest figures regarding how many people rely on food stamps.
Confidential Records Left Behind After Mental Health Centers ClosedGov. Pat Quinn's administration closed three health facilities in 2012 but left behind tractors and a forklift, an unidentified medical specimen and boxes full of confidential patient and employee records, an audit released Thursday said.
Gun Charges Dropped Against Former Ald. Sharon DixonLast year, a Cook County judge ruled that Dixon was unfit to stand trial on charges alleging she approached Chicago Police officers outside the 10th district with a loaded gun in the spring of 2013.
Murray Developmental Center's Closure PostponedThe shuttering of a southern Illinois center for the developmentally disabled has been postponed due to a pending court case.
Gov. Quinn Appoints New Inspector GeneralQuinn has appointed 40-year law enforcement veteran Michael McCotter to the job.
Report: State DHS Kept Doing Business With Blacklisted CompanyThe Illinois Department of Human Services is being blasted for funneling over $1 million to a suspect company.
Prosecutors: State Caseworker Sought Sex From ClientsAn Illinois state employee is being held on $70,000 bond, on charges that he solicited sex from the people he was supposed to be helping.
Ministers Decry Lack Of Funds To Bury IndigentA group of Chicago ministers wants the governor and state lawmakers to come up with more money for the burial of indigents.
Uncle Sam Wants You To Pay Him BackThe government wants its money. And if you’ve ever received federally subsidized benefits it's possible you were overpaid.
State Blames Mistake For Scare Over Burial FundingA letter stating that the state would no longer pay for burial services for the indigent set off a wave of panic among Illinois social workers, but it turns out the letter was a huge mistake.