Illinois State Budget

Preckwinkle's Office Briefs Board On Impact Of State Budget StalemateMembers of the Cook County Board spoke to county department heads on Tuesday about how the state’s budget impasse is affecting local services.
Chicago State University Students Rally In Loop To Protest Possible ShutdownTwo weeks after they shut down part of the Dan Ryan Expressway to protest the possible closing of their school amid the state budget impasse, students from Chicago State University took their protest to the governor’s office downtown.
Democrats Will Wait To Send Rauner College Funding BillIllinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says he's delaying sending a funding bill for colleges to Gov. Bruce Rauner in the hopes he'll reconsider his threat to veto it.
Pension Bill On Hold Despite Rauner, Cullerton AgreementRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner wants lawmakers to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis "right away." But despite a rare agreement between Rauner and Democratic Senate President John Cullerton, it's unlikely a bill will advance anytime soon.
Chicago State University Students March On Dan Ryan To Protest State Budget StalemateStudents from Chicago State University shut down three Chicago expressways on Thursday, when they marched onto the Dan Ryan to protest the impact the state’s budget impasse has had on their school.
With No Budget, Rauner Repeats Calls For Pro-Business ReformRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner used his State of the State address Wednesday to make another case for changes he says would make Illinois more competitive, even as he acknowledged that huge opposition from Democrats has prompted a record budget stalemate and crippled social services and other programs.
Despite Budget Impasse, Rauner To Continue Push For Government TransformationGov. Bruce Rauner's speech at the Illinois State Capitol was expected to be much different from his first State of the State address to the Illinois General Assembly.
Social Service Groups Urge Rauner To End Budget StalemateThe day before Governor Bruce Rauner was set to deliver his "State of the State" address, a group representing 200 Illinois service agencies was calling him out for the ongoing budget stalemate.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton Wants School Funding Formula FixA top Democrat says inequity in Illinois' school funding formula is the "defining crisis of our time" and an overhaul is a top priority.
Budget Impasse Could Keep Some College Grads From Getting DiplomasThousands of families have been left wondering if the state will live up to its promise to pay its share of scholarship grants, while the future has been put on hold for some graduates.
Activists Buy Lottery Tickets To Help Fund State Services, Bring Attention To Budget StalemateIn a symbolic gesture to urge the governor and state lawmakers to come up with a budget, a group of community activists on Monday purchased Illinois Lottery tickets, and pledged to donate any winnings to the state.
Emanuel: State Budget Impasse 'Much Ado About Nothing'As Chicago prepared to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said politics in Illinois would qualify as a Shakespearean tragicomedy.

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