House Democrats Defy Governor Rauner, Push Own BudgetAmid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without considering any of the pro-business legislation GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner wants as part of a deal to end an historic budget stalemate.
Rauner Presses Lawmakers To Reach 'Grand Compromise' On BudgetAs state lawmakers head into the home stretch of the spring session, Gov. Bruce Rauner is urging them to approve a budget, along with pro-business reforms he has been seeking.
Rauner Encouraged By Progress Of 'Budgeteers' In SpringfieldGov. Bruce Rauner said a group of lawmakers trying to craft a budget deal seems to be making good progress, and he’s encouraged about possibly reaching what he calls a “grand compromise.”
Police Ticket Budget Protesters For Blocking West Loop IntersectionSome walked into the street at Van Buren and Clinton and sat down. Others rolled onto the street in wheelchairs and refused to move.
Civic Federation Opposes Rauner's 'Insufficiently Detailed' BudgetA budget watchdog group has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s spending plan for this year as being underfunded and unrealistic.
Homeless, Advocates Target Rauner Luxury Condo In Budget ProtestHomeless youth and advocates gathered outside one of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s homes on Thursday, to call attention to the state budget impasse and its impact on programs for the homeless.
Rauner Signs $600M University Funding PackageGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation authorizing $600 million in emergency funding to keep major Illinois universities operating until fall.
Chicago State Student Leader Unimpressed By Rauner's Push For Budget DealGov. Bruce Rauner has urged lawmakers to come together and negotiate an end to the budget impasse that, among other things, threatens to shut down Chicago State University, but the head of student government at CSU said faculty and students have been saying that for month
Charter Schools To Lobby State Lawmakers To Pass A BudgetStudents, parents, teachers, and administrators from charter schools in Chicago rallied Wednesday morning on the South Side before heading to Springfield to lobby state lawmakers to get moving on the state budget.
Democrats, Social Service Groups Say Rauner Agenda Creating "Armageddon"Some Illinois Democrats who defeated opponents backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner in the primary election said the governor has created “Armageddon” for home healthcare and childcare agencies owed tens of millions of dollars by the state.
With University's Fate Uncertain, Chicago State Students 'On Edge'With the entire Chicago State University staff facing possible layoffs, the school reportedly informed staff and students to return keys to campus facilities by next week.
IIT Tells Students To Pay Back MAP Grants Amid State Budget ImpasseThe Illinois Institute of Technology has abruptly informed students who get state-funded grants that they must repay the money they received for the previous fall semester, or not be allowed to register for upcoming summer or fall classes.