Spending Cuts

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Announces $21 Million In Non-Classroom Cuts

Chicago Public Schools officials have announced nearly $21 million in new cutbacks as it continues work to close a $1 billion budget deficit. The latest cuts come on top of more than $31 million in central office cuts earlier this year.

06/14/2013

Nursing home workers rally outside the Thompson Center on May 13, 2013, to protest budget cuts to programs funded by Medicaid. (Credit: CBS)

Nursing Home Workers Protest Medicaid Spending Cuts

Hundreds of nursing home staff members and others rallied outside the Thompson Center on Monday, trying to fend off new cuts for medical services.

05/13/2013

File photo of a walker. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nursing Homes Protest Quinn’s Planned Medicaid Cuts

Representatives of Illinois nursing homes say Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed cuts in Medicaid funding will devastate the industry and could leave seniors homeless.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Hurricane Relief Can’t Be Tied To Spending Cuts

Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator is blasting Republicans who want to tie hurricane relief funds to cuts in federal spending.

WBBM Newsradio–09/01/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Group Discusses Alternate Illinois Budget Plan

A conservative watchdog group says there’s a better way than Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposed state budget.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2011