Rauner Closing Museums, Shooting Range Amid Budget StandoffGov. Bruce Rauner is set to close state museums and a sport-shooting complex because of Illinois' budget crisis, even though most staff will still report to work and the chairman of the museum's board says the savings will amount to "peanuts."
Young Woman Saves Man Stuck On Railroad TracksA woman from a tiny city near Springfield was being honored for saving the life of a disabled man whose wheelchair got stuck on a set of railroad tracks on Tuesday.
Illinois' History Museum Is Latest Target In Political FightThe skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending.
5 Day Trips Near Chicago To Do Before The Kids Go Back To SchoolPack up the car and travel for a day of fun, history and outdoor activities with your kids with these five destinations near Chicago.
Illinois State Fair Vendors May Have Payment DelaysIllinois State Fair vendors have agreed to work even though their paychecks may be delayed because of state budget issues, event organizers said.
Property Tax Freeze, Chicago Pension Relief AdvanceA bill to freeze property taxes for two years and provide pension relief to Chicago Public Schools has advanced in the Illinois Legislature.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back In Legislative Attempts To Pass State Budget, Reforms
Gov. Rauner To Democrats: 'No More Kicking The Can'The Republican governor digs says he won't consider new tax revenues until members of the other party pass his "Turnaround" agenda in Springfield. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Fundraising Effort Aims To Repair Rundown Governor’s MansionCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports they are trying to raise as much $9 million or more.
Presidential Portrait Exhibit Coming To SpringfieldPortraits of every president from George Washington to Barack Obama will go on display later this month at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.
Caretakers Of Lincoln's Tomb Face Setbacks Amid 150th Anniversary Of His DeathCaretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site, even as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War president's assassination.
Illinois Gov. Rauner: Bankruptcy Should Be Option For Broke CitiesGov. Bruce Rauner has proposed sweeping state budget cuts that have angered local officials.