Rauner: Changing Rules For State-Bought Goods Can Save $514M Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state's comptroller highlighted Illinois' worsening finances due to the budget deadlock Tuesday as the Republican governor unveiled a plan he said would save money by changing how goods and services are bought.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Blasts Gov. Rauner For "Deplorable" Inaction Leading To Social Service CutsCook County Sheriff Tom Dart says Governor Rauner’s inaction has led to the shutdown of dozens of social service programs.
Rauner Says Chicago State University 'Throwing Money Down The Toilet'The Illinois governor was criticized last week for lingering state budget problems that could harm universities. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports on his response.
One Year Since Taking Office, Gov. Rauner Continues To Stand Ground On BudgetToday marks the one-year anniversary of Governor Bruce Rauner’s inauguration, and there appears to be no end in sight for the budget impasse that has marked his time in office so far.
Speaker Madigan A No-Show At Latest State Budget MeetingThe state has been operating without a spending plan since July 1 and both parties remain deadlocked on how to proceed.
Black State Lawmakers Say Many Social Agencies Still Suffering From Budget Impasse African-American state lawmakers are pleading with the governor and legislative leaders not to forget those who are still suffering under the prolonged budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Human Service Agencies Scaling Back As State Budget Impasse Continues Officials with the region's social service agencies and their supporters says the ongoing state budget impasse is having a growing effect on the work that they are doing, or trying to do, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Madigan Can't Attend Budget Summit, Rauner Postpones ItGov. Bruce Rauner has postponed the Nov. 18 budget summit because a family matter will prevent House Speaker Michael Madigan from attending.
Rauner Touts Compromise, Dems Criticize 'Inconsistency'The first-year governor has positioned himself this week as the more flexible party in the 18-week budget standoff. On Tuesday, for the second time in as many days, he reversed course to support a Democratic-backed spending plan.
Social Service Providers Meet At Rainbow PUSH As State Budget Impasse Enters Fifth MonthIllinois is now in its fifth month without a state budget, and no solution to the impasse appears close. The continuing impasse has providers who met Saturday at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters worried for themselves and for those they serve.
Carol Stream Calls On Springfield To Release Funds For MunicipalitiesTrustees in west suburban Carol Stream are calling on state lawmakers to vote to release state money that villages and cities all over Illinois have coming to them.
Governor, Illinois Lawmakers Agree To Discuss The Budget