Homeless Youth, Advocates Rally Outside Thompson Center Against Social Service CutsHomeless young people and other advocates rallied outside the Thompson Center today, crying out against cuts in social services during the budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois Stops Paying Health Care Claims For State Employees’ Self-Insured PlansThe state budget crisis is about to hit tens of thousands more, including many state employees and doctors and dentists who treat them.
Some Social Services Feeling The Pain As State Racks Up Unpaid BillsThe state will have $8.5 billion in unpaid bills by the end of the year. CBS 2’s Jim Williams introduces us to some of those already feeling the pain.
Jackpot Winners Suing Illinois Lottery As State Budget Impasse Blocks PaymentsBig jackpot winners are suing the Illinois Lottery - because they haven't seen a penny of their prize money since there is no state budget yet.
20 Arrested At Michigan Ave. Demonstration Over State Budget ImpasseChicago Police say 20 people were arrested at a noontime protest on North Michigan Avenue where dozens demonstrated against politicians' handling of the state budget.
Wishful Thinking? RTA Anticipates Funding Increases From Illinois State BudgetOne problem with that: There is no state budget. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.
Emanuel Distancing Himself From Rauner's Latest Budget ProposalMayor Rahm Emanuel is distancing himself from Governor Rauner’s latest budget proposal, which the governor says was negotiated with Emanuel among others, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Gov. Rauner Calls For Property Tax Freeze, Local Control Over Collective Bargaining In Latest Budget ProposalGovernor Rauner says his latest plan would freeze property taxes statewide for two years. It doesn’t include term limits or voter redistricting but he says it does help Chicago Public Schools.
Hospitals Feeling The Pinch As Budget Fight ContinuesNo state budget essentially means frozen Medicaid funds for Illinois’ 3.2 million recipients. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Rauner Challenging Lawmakers To Pass Reforms Or Raise TaxesThe governor issued a challenge to Democrats: support reforms or raise taxes.
Illinois Day Care Providers Caught In Middle Of Budget StalemateThey won't get paid until the state budget is passed. As CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports, some fear the wait could kill them.
ACLU Obtains Court Orders To Maintain State Funding To Help People With DisabilitiesThe American Civil Liberties Union says it's gotten court orders keeping state budget money flowing to help many people with physical and psychological disabilities, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.