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.
The Illinois State Senate has approved a budget that would spend more than $2 billion less than Gov. Pat Quinn proposed, but Republicans say that’s not enough.
A tax watchdog group claims Gov. Pat Quinn is not being realistic in how deep in the red the state’s finances are.
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Tuesday that he’s encouraged by the atmosphere around the Capitol this year as budget negotiations heat up.
Union leaders say they are mounting a major counter-attack against Republicans nationwide, after Wisconsin lawmakers succeeded in stripping nearly all collective bargaining rights.
Democratic Wisconsin senators are still hiding out in Illinois, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prepares to present a budget that strips collective bargaining rights from most public employees.
It’s been said “follow the money.” Now, the state says it will make it easier for taxpayers to do that by posting online reports about how much government is taking in and spending.