How Will Automatic Budget Cuts Affect Chicago?Unless a deal is reached by Friday, the nation faces massive automatic government spending cuts.
Emanuel Warns Sequestration Cuts Will Hurt ChicagoMayor Emanuel is warning Chicago will be hurt if lack of a budget deal triggers automatic budget cuts known as Sequestration, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
U Of C Economist Says Sequestration Fears OverblownA University of Chicago economist says sequestration might help a bit, certainly will not hurt nearly as badly as the administration is warning, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Rutherford's Office Seeks 3 Percent Budget CutWhether it’s a computer mainframe deal in the five figures or it’s $1,178 worth of paper towels and toilet paper, no saving is too small to escape the notice of Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
Chicago Field Museum Facing Staff, Budget CutsChicago's Field Museum is shrinking.
Protesters Set Up 'Durbinville' Shantytown To Oppose Entitlement Program CutsAbout 300 spirited demonstrators lined up at a makeshift soup kitchen and shanty town set up in Federal Plaza on Thursday, to protest the possibility of cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as Congress looks to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
Report: DCFS Says Budget Cuts Could Be CripplingThe Illinois Dept of Children and Family Services is warning in a published report that budget cuts mandated by the General Assembly are going to have a severe impact.
Graffiti Removal Scaled Back Under Mayor's BudgetThe City of Chicago reportedly is moving more slowly these days to get rid of gang graffiti.
State Panel Fails To Come Up With Plan To Cut Medicaid BudgetAn Illinois state panel appointed to find ways to cut Medicaid costs has taken one step forward and two steps back.
State Budget Cuts Could Take Away Hospice Care For PoorGov. Pat Quinn says the state’s Medicaid system is on the verge of collapse, and to save it, billions of dollars in spending must be cut. One service that could end on the chopping block is hospice care for the poor.
Families Protest Aurora School District's Plan To Cut SoccerA crowd of frustrated soccer moms, dads and players gathered Monday night at a meeting of Aurora’s Indian Prairie School Board, protesting a plan to eliminate middle school soccer.
Sheriff Dart: Cook County Jail Forced To Serve As Mental InstitutionIt seems that the Cook County Jail is unintentionally taking on a new role as a mental health facility.
Quinn Set To Announce Major Cuts To MedicaidGov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he plans to call for significant cuts to Medicaid funding as part of his effort to slash the state budget to spending levels lower than fiscal year 2008.
Quinn Asks State Departments To Cut Their BudgetsGov. Pat Quinn has asked all the state's constitutional offices and some state agencies to slash their annual budgets by at least 9 percent, but won't say how he arrived at that figure.
Budget Cuts In Store For Chicago Fire DepartmentThe choices facing Mayor Emanuel’s new fire commissioner aren't pleasant, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.