Broken BP Refinery Unit Reopens, Falling Gas Prices Should Drop Even MorePatrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, said Chicago area drivers can expect to see prices fall by up to 50 cents in the next couple weeks, after BP confirmed it has reopened the crude distillation unit that went offline on Aug. 8.
2 Illinois Courts, 2 Opposite Takes On State Employee PayCourts on opposite sides of the state have issued opinions about whether state employees should continue to get paychecks while the impasse over a yearlong spending plan continues between Democrats in the Legislature and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Judge: Illinois Can't Pay Workers In Full Without State BudgetThe stakes just got higher in the battle over the state budget. A Cook County judge has ruled that Illinois cannot keep paying its state employees their full salaries without a budget in place, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Attorney General Madigan Seeks Court Guidance On Illinois BillsAttorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a judge to clarify what state government is obligated to pay even though lawmakers and the governor have not approved a budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.
Attorney General Madigan Asks Judge To OK Payments Without State BudgetDemocrat Lisa Madigan announced Thursday that she has been working with Comptroller Leslie Munger to identify essential services that can be funded without appropriation authority from the General Assembly.
State Budget Deadline Looms With No Compromise In SightIt’s a race against the clock in Springfield, with lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner facing a midnight deadline to reach a deal on the state budget so no state services are interrupted.
State Government Shutdown Looms As Budget Deadline NearsState workers might have to go without paychecks if lawmakers and the governor don’t reach an agreement on the budget in the next couple days. If a budget isn’t approved by the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, the state won’t be able to pay bills, including writing checks to employees.
Lawmakers Weighing Additional Protections For Campus Rape VictimsVictims of campus sex assaults in Illinois would have confidential university advisers to help guide them through the legal and medical systems under a legislative proposal that has passed the state House.
Authorities Shut Down Debt-Scam 'Boiler Room'Typically, it’s difficult for authorities to catch operators of scams like this because they usually operate in foreign countries. In this case, they were operating in Aurora. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Prosecutors, Police, Advocates Team Up To Focus On Rape Cases“One of the priorities of this new working group will be to address the challenges that discourage our victims from reporting sexual assault,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Officials: Slow Justice At Fault In Chicago Man's Long ConThe Illinois Attorney General's office sued the owner of a remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed to change his ways, but authorities say he merely changed up his scheme.
Whistleblowers Prompt Investigation Into Peoples Gas ProgramThe Illinois Commerce Commission on Wednesday announced an investigation into Peoples Gas’ controversial and pricey gas-main replacement program in Chicago after allegations by two whistleblowers.