Postal Service Confirms Cuts That Will Slow Mail DownIf you still mail a check to pay your bills, it’s going to take longer for them to get where they’re going starting in January.
Looming Postal Cuts Could Eliminate Next-Day MailWith bankruptcy looming over the U.S. Postal Service, it's possible that next-day delivery will no longer be an option.
County Board Set To Vote On Preckwinkle's BudgetThe Cook County Board is holding a special meeting to vote on President Toni Preckwinkle’s 2012 budget.
Just One More Day Until Vote On Mayor Emanuel's BudgetJust one more day remains before the City Council votes on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first budget proposal.
Emanuel's Budget Advances; Aldermen Seek Tobacco Tax ExpansionThe City Council -- as a formality -- moved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $6 billion budget another step closer to its expected passage Wednesday. But some aldermen are still hoping to make changes.
Seniors Join Occupy Chicago To Protest Safety Net Program CutsA large group of seniors joined Occupy Chicago protesters at Federal Plaza Monday morning for a lively protest.
OEMC Supervisor Warns Of Cuts To 911 CenterChicago aldermen on Wednesday heard the public's concerns about proposed cuts in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2012 budget.
Bears Start To Make Final Roster CutsThe Chicago Bears released 14 players on Friday--the day after their final exhibition game--as the team begins to trim its roster to the league-mandated 53 players.
Cuts To Snow Removal, Leaf Collection Discussed In ElginElgin residents may have to shovel more snow and rake more leaves as the city looks for ways to trim its budget.
Schakowsky: Cuts Are Possible, Default UnlikelyU.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is predicting there will be no government default on its bill, and that the debt ceiling will be lifted in return for some cuts.
Partisan Debt Standoff Spills Over Onto County BoardWhile the standoff between Democrats and Republicans continues in Washington over the debt ceiling and spending cuts, the partisan rhetoric is spilling over into local governmental debates as well.
Quinn Slashes Budget, Invites Lawmakers To NegotiateGov. Pat Quinn signed off on the state budget late Thursday night, mere hours before the fiscal year ended, but not before making a few changes affecting, among other things, education.
State Senate Approves Major Cuts From Quinn's BudgetThe Illinois State Senate has approved a budget that would spend more than $2 billion less than Gov. Pat Quinn proposed, but Republicans say that’s not enough.
Emanuel Unveils Major Budget Cut On First Full DayOn his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is already tackling the top items on his agenda – including big budget cuts.
Hundreds Rally Against Proposed Cuts To MedicareHundreds are gathering this week to rally against proposed cuts to Medicare.