Illinois State Capitol

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back In Legislative Attempts To Pass State Budget, Reforms

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS/AP) –– Illinois House Democrats came back to Springfield carrying what they called an olive branch to Gov. Bruce Rauner on business reform. However, Republicans derided Thursday’s votes on employment insurance for workplace […]


Gov. Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Gov. Rauner To Democrats: ‘No More Kicking The Can’

The Republican governor digs says he won’t consider new tax revenues until members of the other party pass his “Turnaround” agenda in Springfield. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


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State Reneges On Solar-Panel Reimbursements

Hundreds of conservation-minded home owners who are waiting on thousands of dollars from the state of Illinois may end up empty-handed. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Daycare Advocates Warn Of Ripple Effect From $300M State Shortfall

Parents could lose their subsidies, and without childcare, they could lose their jobs. And without clients, daycare centers could lose their business. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Tyquone Greer. (Credit: CBS)

After Miraculous Shot, Orr Player’s Team Heads To State

Tyquone Greer was among half a dozen people shot in an Austin house less than two weeks ago. Then, just days ago, with the wound still fresh, the 6-foot, 9-inch star buried a three-pointer with three seconds left, earning the Orr Spartans a trip to the Class AAA state semi-finals.


Will Guzzardi (Photo Credit: Christopher Dilts)

State Rep. Candidate Turns To Reddit For Q&A, Claims State Rep. Toni Berrios ‘Simply Hasn’t Been On Our Side’

Will Guzzardi, a Democrat running for Illinois State Representative, turned to the popular website Reddit on Thursday to have a direct discussion with voters.


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Illinois Unemployment Continues To Go Down Slowly

The November unemployment is rate is 8.7 percent, down from 8.8 percent in October and down from 9.8 percent in November a year ago.


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New Website Could Help Pressure Lawmakers, Employees To Fix Pensions

A new voice and a new website were added Monday to the effort to avert what appears to be the potential collapse of Illinois public employee pension funds. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


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Health Agency Re-Hiring After Getting Funding Restored

Those who help the homeless, drug addicted and mentally ill are celebrating funding restoration by Illinois lawmakers–and one major agency is already planning to rehire laid-off staffers.


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Urban Meyer Takes Over At Ohio State

Urban Meyer has accepted the job as Ohio State football coach, according to ESPN.


Jessica (credit: Amanda Look)

Citizen Scene Spotter: Tips about Chicago’s Nightlife, Jessica

I stopped Jessica on the platform of the red line stop at Belmont. Heading to see friends in the loop, Jessica agreed to give me a few minutes of her time to answer some questions about the bar scene in the city. Two trains came and went while Jessica divulged her wealth of knowledge about Chicago’s nightlife!


Rahm Emanuel discusses early childhood education rating system. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel: Better Use Of City’s Grant Money Could Save Taxpayers $20M

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing budget reforms that will ensure federal and state grants are spent in full, and thus, taxpayers are saved money.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Empty Classroom

DeKalb County School Supt. Has To Live Off Wife’s Income

The DeKalb County Regional Superintendent of Schools admits it’s challenging not receiving a paycheck from the state, but says he’s holding out hope that Gov. Pat Quinn will put back the money he removed.

WBBM Newsradio–07/28/2011

Wrigley Field

Lawmakers To Decide On Funding For Wrigley

During their lame duck session starting Tuesday, lawmakers will consider whether to help out with renovations for Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010