Mayors Join Forces To Oppose Illinois Cuts To Local FundingThe coalition of mayors and municipal groups launched a website and social media platform called ProtectMyTown.
Chief Judge Files Lawsuit To Stop Court LayoffsChief Judge Evans is suing Toni Preckwinkle to keep her from laying off at least 156 court employees.
Cook County To Vote On $200M In Budget CutsThe Cook County Board will vote Tuesday on $200 million in budget cuts, triggered by the demise of the sweetened beverage tax.
Budget Cuts Expected For Cook County Public Guardian's OfficeBefore Cook County officials vote on a 2018 budget on Tuesday, a group of attorneys and social workers voiced their displeasure with projected cuts to the County Public Guardian's office.
Preckwinkle Outlines Plan To Make Up For Loss Of Soda Tax RevenueWhen commissioners voted to repeal the much-maligned sweetened beverage tax, they knew they would have to make up for $200 million in lost revenue.
At Issue: County Hospitals Resisting Efforts To Cut Budget Any FurtherA few county commissioners seem incredulous that, in a budget of $2.5 billion, the county hospital system cannot find $25 million in cuts.
President's Call For Layoffs Leads To Feud Between Preckwinkle And DartCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart are at odds with each other over the President's proposals for layoffs and budget cuts.
Sheriff Dart: Preckwinkle's Layoff Plan "Beyond Reckless"“This is just not a way to run any government,” Dart said. “Eviscerating this office is not a way thoughtful people proceed.”
County Public Housing Chief Sees Trump Budget As 'Doomsday Scenario'"It really is a doomsday scenario for affordable housing," HACC executive director Rich Monocchio said of the president’s proposed budget.
Illinois Workers To Demonstrate Over Rauner's Planned CutsPublic service workers in Illinois state government are planning a day of demonstrations across the state amid cost-cutting efforts by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Layoffs Part Of Across The Board Cuts In University ParkNeither man nor beast is being spared as south suburban University Park copes with severe budget problems.
Principals Receive Details On Budget Cuts From CPSPrincipals at the Chicago Public Schools learned Tuesday how much money they must cut from their school budgets, but some aldermen were pushing a plan to prevent the cuts by moving money from another account.
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.
CPS Outlines Budget Cuts, Warns Of More Without Pension ReliefThe Emanuel administration said a loss of more than $100 million in state aid for the Chicago Public Schools has forced the district to make cuts at neighborhood schools, and warned things could get worse without help from Springfield.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Asking Democratic Leaders, Gov. Rauner To Sit Down And Negotiate On BudgetThe Rev. Jesse Jackson is asking Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders to sit down and negotiate an end to the state’s budget impasse.