Illinois Lawmakers Scurry Through Bills; No Budget Deal YetIllinois lawmakers are tackling a long to-do list without mentioning the biggest obstacle facing the General Assembly before its Sunday adjournment deadline: a $3 billion budget deficit.
Gov. Rauner Rattles Saber In Op-Ed Piece; Can State Budget Deadline Be Met?CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on Gov. Bruce Rauner going on the offensive.
Study: Jobs Prevent Violence In Chicago's Most Impoverished NeighborhoodsWith positive results from a summer jobs program for Chicago teens continuing to roll in, maybes it's time for Mayor Emanuel to accompany the mountains of praise he has for Chicago's youth programs with some more cash.
Rauner To Outgoing Gov. Quinn: Don't Hire Or Appoint AnyoneThe state's governor-elect was in Springfield this week to meet with a variety of officials.
Metra Board Approves Fare Hikes For 2015The increase will average nearly 11 percent, depending on type of ticket and length of ride. For some passengers, ticket prices could rise more than 20 percent.
Speed Cameras Net City $50M Less Than ExpectedGood behavior is bad for the budget. Real bad, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
5 Tips For Budget Travel To ItalyTraveling to Italy is a wonderful but expensive adventure. Make the most of your money with these five budget tips.
How To Buy A Car With Bad CreditIt's not easy, but when you need transportation, there are ways to find a car despite a low credit score.
Illinois Legislature OKs 'Incomplete' 2015 BudgetThe Illinois Legislature sent a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn Friday that majority Democrats acknowledge puts off tough decisions about whether to slash spending or find new sources of revenue -- including possibly making Illinois' temporary tax increase permanent -- until after the November election.
Parents Slam CPS Plans To Spend Nearly $10M On Office FurnitureThe Chicago Public Schools’ plan to more than double its budget for office furniture was not sitting well with parents, especially those who believe schools are being shortchanged.
Harsh Winter Takes A Toll On CTA, Pace BudgetsThe polar vortex has blown a hole in the CTA and Pace budgets, but neither agency is pushing the panic button yet.
Chicago Has Nearly Exhausted Reserves For Snow Removal This WinterThe city budgeted $20 million for snow cleanup but has already spent $25 million. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Quinn Asks Lawmakers To Give Him Extra Month For Latest Budget AddressQuinn's proposed speech date would be after the March 18 primary election.
Quinn Silent On How State Would Pay For Added PreschoolCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine shadows Gov. Quinn as he traveled to schools to pitch new education efforts. But how will the state pay for them?
No Fare Hikes, Service Cuts On CTA, Metra In 2014Chicago transit riders will get a break next year as the CTA said Friday that it will not raise fares or cut service.