After Yearlong Budget Impasse, Optimism Growing In SpringfieldState lawmakers were holding their breath Wednesday night over a tentative deal to end the epic budget stalemate.
Rauner, Top Lawmakers Continue Budget Negotiations In SpringfieldRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders in the Illinois Legislature continued meetings Wednesday to negotiate a short-term budget deal during the state's epic one-year stalemate.
U.S. Lawmakers Lead Gun Control Rally In Federal PlazaMembers of Congress from Illinois and elsewhere led a rally in downtown Chicago on Wednesday, demanding a vote on tougher gun regulations, such as prohibiting those on the nation’s “no-fly” list from buying firearms.
Democrats, Republicans Report Progress In State Budget TalksGov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats were pushing competing plans to ensure schools stay open and government operations continue, though there were signs late Tuesday that the two sides could reach a deal on stopgap spending as Illinois approaches a second year without a full state budget.
Rauner, Madigan Still At Odds On Education BudgetA day before state lawmakers were set to return to Springfield for another try at a stopgap budget plan, the governor and legislative leaders seemed to be sending mixed signals about the chances for a deal.
Expert Says Voters Share Blame In State's Budget GridlockIf voters are looking for someone to blame for the continued gridlock among the governor and state lawmakers, a political expert said they might want to head for a mirror.
CPD Changes Overtime Rules To Allow Officers To Stay In Home DistrictsIn the midst of one of the most violent years in recent memory, the Chicago Police Department was shaking things up to get more officers on the streets.
Controversial Lake County Coroner Not Dead PoliticallyDr. Tom Rudd was bounced off the ballot last year, but he may be back on. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Hillary Clinton Stumps In ChicagoThe presumptive Democratic presidential nominee touched on Chicago's violence. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Rauner: Agreement Near On Stopgap Budget, But No CPS BailoutIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he's close to a compromise with Democratic lawmakers on a partial-year budget plan with just three days left in the fiscal year, but said that's not the case on legislation he favors to open public schools on time.
Duckworth Settles Retaliation Lawsuit; Agreement That No Law ViolatedA settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.
Home Care Workers Boo Rauner Over Proposed CutsUnionized home care workers tried to confront Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday, outside a state agency they claim he is hurting.