School Funding Plan With Private-Tuition Component Goes To GovernorChicagoans can brace themselves for another round of property tax increases. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Education Funding Changes; House To Vote WednesdayRauner’s veto would remove $463 million in state funding for Chicago Public Schools, while giving other districts millions more.
State Lawmakers Question DCFS Officials On Semaj Crosby's DeathDCFS officials will testify at a joint House and Senate committee hearing about what could have been done to prevent Semaj Crosby’s death.
Illinois Enters 3rd Year Without Budget; But New Hope Emerges For End To ImpasseTest vote on House Democrats' spending plan passes 90-25, but lawmakers will blow through midnight deadline for budget deal.
Sen. Bill Brady Chosen As Next Illinois Senate Republican LeaderBrady, a Bloomington Republican, has been a state senator since 2002.
Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno Resigning Amid Budget StalemateRadogno was an author of the so-called “grand bargain” in the Senate, which got the ball rolling on months of budget talks this year.
State Senator Fears Time Running Out To Pass Budget, Salvage EconomySen. Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) said she is hopeful the Illinois House will work out a budget compromise before the end of the month.
With Grand Bargain Still Iffy, Watchdog Calls Rauner Budget IncompleteThe Civic Federation has issued an 86-page report on the governor’s 2018 budget plan, and has said the proposal falls short.
Senate OKs Tougher Sentences For Repeat Gun OffendersThe Illinois Senate has approved tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders aimed at reducing violence on Chicago's streets.
Chicago's Top Cop To Lobby Lawmakers On Repeat Gun Offender LawChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was in Springfield on Thursday to urge state lawmakers to approve tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders.
Illinois Senate Cancels Budget Votes; Leader Blames RaunerThe Illinois Senate's top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making.
Senate Leaders Hope To Get "Grand Bargain" On Budget Passed This WeekIllinois state lawmakers are returning to Springfield this week, and Senate President John Cullerton said he and his Republican counterpart hope to pass the framework for a true end to the 18-month budget stalemate.