Paychecks Could Be On The Horizon For State Workers Waiting 7 YearsThe Illinois House has approved a measure to provide back pay to thousands of state workers who've been waiting for it since 2011.
Local Government Leaders Fear Continuing Budget StalemateLocal Government leaders say Illinois’ ongoing budget crisis only makes things worse for them if it continues past Friday.
Illinois Legislators Meet For 2nd Day Of Budget SessionTensions were apparent on the House floor and in hearing rooms Thursday, with lawmakers sniping at each other. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
At Issue: Key Lawmakers Believe A State Budget Agreement Is Still PossibleLawmakers in the Illinois Senate say they are in an agreement on many of the elements of a state budget and a measure was approved in their Chamber, but some nagging differences remain on some key issues.
Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion Of CPS Principal Leadership ProgramMayor Emanuel announced Thursday the expansion of incentive and training programs to encourage independence and success among Chicago Public School principals.
Mayor Emanuel Pushes Bill For Fairly Distributed Education MoneyMayor Emanuel is expressing high hopes for legislation in Springfield that takes a step towards resolving Illinois’ long-term school funding problems.
Emanuel Calls Out Rauner For Watching Golf Instead Of Fixing State BudgetMayor Emanuel accuses Governor Rauner of watching a college golf tournament rather than dealing with the state's budget impasse.
Governor Rauner Said He Is Trying To Bring More Companies, Jobs To IllinoisGovernor Rauner said it is not easy bringing more companies and jobs to Illinois, but he and his business allies are trying.
State Lawmakers Say Compromise Is Needed For Resolved Budget ImpasseSome suburban state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say there's got to be a compromise to resolve the nearly two-year-long Budget impasse in Springfield. But that doesn't mean there will be one before the 2018 election for Governor.
NEIU To Lay Off Student Aides To Save MoneyThe budget impasse in Springfield has forced Northeastern Illinois University to lay off student aides to cut costs.