Chicago Aldermen Hold First Hearing On $8.3 Budget PlanThe City Council's Budget Committee held its first hearing Tuesday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $8.3 billion budget plan for next year.
Plenty Of Criticism, Little Support For CPS Budget Plan At Public HearingThe Chicago Public Schools' chief operating officer heard a litany of complaints and accusations Wednesday night, during a 2-1/2 hour hearing on the board's proposed $5.16 billion budget.
School Budget Would Raise Property Taxes, Empty Reserve FundChicago Public School officials have unveiled their budget plan for next school year, seeking to fill a $665 million deficit with a property tax hike, personnel cuts and some one-time revenue.
Senate Dems' Budget Plan Advances In SpringfieldIt’s unlikely to be the final budget, but the Senate Democratic budget proposal is moving through the legislature.
Quinn Budget To Rely On Facility Closures, Medicaid CutsIt's going to be painful. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was putting the finishing touches Tuesday night on what can only be called a bad news budget; one which might stop the bleeding, but does little to treat the wound.
City Council Approves Mayor Emanuel's First BudgetThe Chicago City Council has voted unanimously to adopt Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first budget, which both he and many aldermen said represented a compromise on a number of tough issues in its final form.
Senate Republicans Discuss Budget IdeasSeveral Illinois Senate Republicans say they are ready to sit down and talk with Gov. Pat Quinn about the state budget, but not about more long-term borrowing.
Layoffs May Come For Over 70 Waukegan City EmployeesMore than 70 city employee positions are on the chopping block under a budget proposal in north suburban Waukegan.