CPS Leadership, Parents, Students To Rally For More Funding In SpringfieldThe rally comes just hours after the Illinois House approved Speaker Michael Madigan’s budget plan, which would add $700 million for public schools statewide, including $287 million in additional funding for CPS.
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.
Report Finds Illinois State Workers' Pay Highest In U.S.The study for the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative think tank, found the average salary for state workers here, when adjusted for cost of living, is just over $59,000 – about $10,000 more than the national average.
Illinois House Democrats Pass $3.9 Billion Spending BillIllinois House Democrats advanced a $3.9 billion measure to fund colleges and human services programs while the state operates without a budget.
Rauner Hoping For One-On-One Meeting With Madigan On BudgetGovernor Bruce Rauner said he's ready to sit down at talk with House Speaker Michael Madigan about budget issues, though he's not publicly suggesting he is backing off any of his previous positions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Outside Money Flows Into Two State House RacesCBS 2's Derrick Blakley takes a look at the sky-high money that's being spent on two races for low-level offices.
Obama Backs Dunkin Challenger Stratton In Illinois House RaceIn a rare move, President Barack Obama is joining the fray in an Illinois House race, backing a first-time candidate against a Democratic incumbent in a race that has become a proxy war in the battle between Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Rauner Accuses Madigan Of Blocking Higher Education Spending BillGovernor Bruce Rauner said he’s supporting legislation to make money available for higher education and scholarships for students, but he insists his nemesis, House Speaker Michael Madigan, is standing in the way, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Dunkin-Stratton Debate Turns Out To Be All About MadiganWhen state Rep. Ken Dunkin (D-Chicago) met Thursday night for a 90-minute debate with 5th District Democratic primary challenger Juliana Stratton, virtually every topic circled back eventually to Dunkin's estrangement from Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Madigan Challenger Out Knocking On Doors In Hopes Of Upset There is a push to unseat arguably the most powerful politician in Illinois: Speaker of the House Michael Madigan.
Political Flyer Dredges Up Rep. Dunkin's Previous Trouble With The LawThe Chicago Democrat says the political establishment -- led by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan -- is behind a smear campaign. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Lawmakers Convene Bipartisan Panel On School FundingThe panel will meet with Illinois educators at the Capitol on Tuesday to address the state's decades-old education formula that some lawmakers say unfairly penalizes students in poor districts.

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