Rauner Insists He's Not Holding Colleges, Service Agencies HostageBut he's dug in when it comes to reforms he says Democrats must consider before he'll sign off on a spending plan.
Another State Budget Casualty: Supportive Services For Traumatized KidsThe Safe from the Start program helps young children who've lived through domestic violence, street violence and abuse. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Budget Progress? State Leaders Meet 40 Minutes, Agree To Meet The Next DayMeanwhile, the state's finances continue to burn, says one government watchdog. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
U Of I To Ask State Leaders For Stable Funding Plan, In Exchange For Tuition ControlsFor months, Timothy Killeen has informally discussed the idea as a way to provide financial stability for the university amid the state's budget crisis.
The Human Toll Of The Illinois State Budget StalemateThe budget crisis is taking a human toll.
Republicans Howl As Dem Lawmakers Stop Debate, Pass State 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.
Mayor Emanuel Bristles At Critics Who Say Chicago Not Doing Enough To Fund SchoolsSome Republicans in Springfield have criticized legislation that would change the way education money is distributed because they say it does too much for Chicago when the city isn’t doing enough for itself.
Protesters Hold Demonstration At Citadel Headquarters In LoopAbout 100 people blocked the entrance of a building at Dearborn and Adams, protesting the ongoing budget stalemate.
Downstate School Districts Say State Budget Cuts Hurting Them, TooSchool superintendents from around Illinois are telling an Illinois House Education Task Force that Chicago Public School officials are not alone in saying that the state’s current school funding practices are hurting poor children, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
State Comptroller: Lawmakers Will Have To Wait For Paychecks Illinois lawmakers may soon have a new appreciation for what the state's budget stalemate,now in its tenth month, is doing to its vendors. WBBM's Nancy Harty reports the comptroller will make them wait for their paychecks.
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.
Law Enforcement Officials Call On Springfield To Pass BudgetThe lack of a state budget and subsequent drop in social services is leaving law enforcement without vital help in keeping kids out of trouble, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.