Lawmakers Return To Springfield With Senate Budget Deal In The WorksIllinois lawmakers were headed to Springfield on Monday for the final two days of session before a new General Assembly is sworn in, and a possible Senate budget deal could be brought up for a vote.
Rauner Optimistic About Word Of Possible Budget DealGov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he was “heartened” by reports that state Senate leaders have made progress toward a deal to end the state budget stalemate.
Social Service Providers, Their Needy Clients Brace For State Budget UncertaintyFor years, the shelter at the People's Church in Uptown provided reliable refuge for homeless men. Now, it's getting ready to close. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
Rauner Calls Off Leaders' Meetings Until Democrats Present Budget PlanIt appears Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s four legislative leaders won’t be meeting again Thursday as planned to discuss the ongoing budget impasse.
State Budget Stalemate Drags On With No Deal In SightGov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s top four lawmakers seemed to meet in vain Tuesday, attempting to end a two-year budget standoff, but they’ll give it another shot Thursday.
Mayor Emanuel Stays Calm Through Ongoing Illinois Budget ShowdownMayor Emanuel verbally shrugs when asked about the continuing budget stalemate in Springfield.
Rauner Seeking Daily Budget Meetings With Top LawmakersA stopgap budget approved by the Illinois General Assembly and the governor is set to expire at the end of 2016, and the governor said he wants to meet with the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate every day until an agreement on a full-year’s budget is reached.
Judge Dismisses Illinois Social Service Providers' LawsuitA judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by social service providers who wanted the court to force payment on contracts with the state of Illinois, saying the issue belongs in a higher court.
Agency Seeks Private Funds To Dredge Chain O'Lakes, Fox RiverFox Waterway Agency executive director Joe Keller said growing levels of sediment have been clogging the system, which has the most recreational boats per mile in the country.
Comptroller Pushing For Law Halting Elected Officials' Pay Until Balanced Budget PassesIllinois State Comptroller Leslie Munger wants a law mandating elected officials not get paid unless a balanced budget has been passed.
Munger Says State Payment Delays Could Reach Six MonthsDespite the stopgap budget approved by the governor and state lawmakers, Illinois State Comptroller Leslie Munger said the state’s pile of unpaid bills is expected to total more than $10 billion by the end of the year.
Illinois Budget Deal Heading For House VoteThe state’s epic budget impasse could end Thursday, as lawmakers were expected to vote on a stopgap spending plan, and a full-year education funding deal allowing schools to open in fall.

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