RTA Pushes CTA To Raise FaresWhile Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not ruling out a possible fare increase, he says he is not willing to support that move just yet.
Aldermen Hesitant About City Revenue Earmarked For CTASeveral Chicago aldermen have expressed some hesitation about city revenue earmarked for the Chicago Transit Authority.
Finance Committee Approves City's Property Tax LevyThe City Council’s Finance Committee approved Chicago’s property tax levy Monday, as it began a hearing for the proposed 2018 budget.
At Issue: Analyzing Gov. Rauner's Budget PlanWatchdog groups from across the political spectrum agree Gov. Brucer Rauner's new budget proposals grapple with the serious fiscal problems gripping the state, but they differ about whether the plans to cut billions in spending will fly.
Rauner Calls For Billions In Budget CutsDelivering his first budget address since winning office last fall, Gov. Bruce Rauner said his plan would end "the irresponsible and reckless practices of the past." He said lawmakers must be willing to make politically unpopular decisions to close a more than $6 billion budget hole next year.
Vallas: Rauner 'Chickened Out' On Budget PlanGov. Pat Quinn has dispatched his running mate, Paul Vallas, to ridicule the so-called 10-point budget plan outlined by Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
Group Discusses Alternate Illinois Budget PlanA conservative watchdog group says there's a better way than Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed state budget.