No state budget essentially means frozen Medicaid funds for Illinois’ 3.2 million recipients. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
The governor issued a challenge to Democrats: support reforms or raise taxes.
They won’t get paid until the state budget is passed. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, some fear the wait could kill them.
The 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.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports both the governor and house speaker are trying to be reassuring, but they remain far apart.
A key lawmaker says many of the next moves are in the governor’s hands, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel says the increasing war of words in the battle over the state budget isn’t likely to help resolve the differences, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed sweeping state budget cuts that have angered local officials.
Every year, the Illinois Poison Control Center handles nearly 82,000 poison related cases. Nearly half of them involve children. Dr. Michael Wahl says each year, they lose more funding.
Sen. Mark Kirk, still recovering from a major stroke, released a video Tuesday that calls for “decisive bipartisan action” to prevent further reductions in Illinois’ credit ratings.
Illinois lawmakers have passed a budget to the Gov. Pat Quinn, but not without a lot of contention.
The Memorial Day parade and politics made for an interesting mix in Park Ridge, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
A story out Friday morning is sure to cause grumbling among those who use the Illinois Tollway system.
A day after he challenged lawmakers to help solve the state’s dire financial problems, Gov. Pat Quinn tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine that pension costs can be tamed.
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says it’s time for long-range planning to come to government, and the state should be run more like a business.
An arbitrator has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn may not lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities, because the move would violate a deal with a state labor union.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said he is open to reallocating state budget money to avoid numerous layoffs and facility closures proposed last week by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Illinois is broke, but some say there’s a way to ease the state’s pocketbook pain by $600 million. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman explains.
At one non-profit agency on the West Side, employees are literally sweating it out because their air-conditioner is broken. The state’s budget crisis is to blame, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The state’s largest public employees’ union scored a victory on Tuesday in their fight to regain the 2% raises to which they’re contractually entitled.