Rauner Asking State Agencies To Come Up With Plans For Budget CutsGovernor-Elect Bruce Rauner is asking for a 20 percent budget cut from lame-duck Governor Pat Quinn.
Quinn Proposes Making 2011 Income Tax Hike PermanentGov. Pat Quinn outlined his case Wednesday for making Illinois' temporary income tax increase permanent, predicting "extreme and radical" budget cuts to schools and services without additional revenue.
State School Chief: $1B In Education Cuts Would Be 'Devastating'Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Christopher Koch had sought a $1 billion increase in his department’s budget for next year. Instead, lawmakers have recommended a $1 billion decrease as part of a preliminary budget blueprint.
Claypool: CTA Job Cuts To Save $13 Million A YearAbout a third of the jobs are going away because of the transition to the Ventra card system, which takes CTA out of the fare-collection business. Some will get the chance to reapply for 30 new jobs.
CPS Approves Budget Cuts; Dozens Of Students Boycott School About 200 people -- including 20 to 30 students -- rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education was meeting to approve the district's annual budget.
Teachers' Union Slams CPS For 'Devastating' Cuts, LayoffsA month before the new school year starts, protestors from the Chicago Teacher's Union were expressing outrage over budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools, with a protest march through the Loop.
Protesters Say Budget Cuts For Schools 'Making Things Worse'Parent Anita Caballero said the mayor’s contention that he’s improving schools makes no sense.
Parents Say School Cuts Have Them Considering Move To SuburbsA group of parents and several local elected officials teamed up Tuesday to call for an end to severe budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools.
CPS Parents Worried Electives Will Get Axed Due To Budget CutsSome Chicago Public School parents are worried that budget cuts will mean sacrificing electives.
Roseland Hospital Cuts Staff, Salaries To Keep Doors Open As it waits to hear if it’ll receive a $7 million bailout to stay open, Roseland Community Hospital laid off almost 70 employees, and other hospital employees will take a pay cut.
State Poison Control Center In Jeopardy Of ClosingEvery 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.
Air Traffic Control Furloughs May Lead To Big DelaysThere could be delays at O'Hare and other major airports when a furlough of air traffic controllers kicks in this Sunday.
Durbin Wants To Resume Sequester TalksSen. Dick Durbin wants talks to resume quickly, and in earnest, on a compromise that will put an end to the sequester, and the cuts that are taking place.
Activists Protest Deportations, As Immigrants Released Amid Budget CutsIn west suburban Broadview, a weekly protest and prayer vigil outside the federal immigration detention center took on added significance Friday morning.
How Will Automatic Budget Cuts Affect Chicago?Unless a deal is reached by Friday, the nation faces massive automatic government spending cuts.