Illinois State Parks Face $1 Billion In Delayed Maintenance; 'You Have To Prioritize'“There is a billion dollars worth of delayed maintenance for our parks and facilities,” Illinois Department of Natural Resources director Colleen Callahan said.
‘It Looks Like A Slum Lord Owns It’; After Years Of Neglect, Illinois Beach State Park Getting $45 Million From Capital Budget To Make RepairsA crown jewel in the northern suburbs is crumbling after repeated state budget battles, but funding from the recent capital construction program will help Illinois Beach State Park begin repairing the damage from years of neglect.
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.
City Colleges Announces Plan To Cut 120 Jobs, Due To Budget ImpasseCity Colleges of Chicago announced Wednesday that it would lay off 120 employees as the school system attempts to make up for a state funding shortfall exacerbated by Illinois’ lingering budget stalemate.
Illinois Lawmakers Aren't The Only Ones At Odds Over Budget SolutionThe state has already gone nearly two years without a balanced full-year budget,
Pritzker Discusses Resolving Budget Stalemate, Puts Down RaunerDemocratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker was working with pro-choice groups in the 43rd Ward on Tuesday and taking more shots at Governor Bruce Rauner.
Chicago Alderman Infuriated With Budget Stalemate, Blames RaunerThe financial crisis at the Chicago Public Schools apparently has a leading alderman rhetorically wanting to wring the Governor's neck.