Illinois Could Be First State With 'Junk' Credit Due To BudgetAn expert in municipal finance warns that there will be serious consequences for investors, businesses and everyday people if Illinois doesn’t resolve its budget impasse before July 1.
Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion Of CPS Principal Leadership ProgramMayor Emanuel announced Thursday the expansion of incentive and training programs to encourage independence and success among Chicago Public School principals.
Illinois Lawmakers Fail To Reach Agreement On State BudgetIllinois lawmakers will not approve a budget before tonight's midnight deadline.
Mayor Emanuel Pushes Bill For Fairly Distributed Education MoneyMayor Emanuel is expressing high hopes for legislation in Springfield that takes a step towards resolving Illinois’ long-term school funding problems.
Illinois Caregiver System Hangs By Thread, Provider WarnsA bill now before lawmakers would require the state to increase Medicaid reimbursement so that caregivers could make $15 an hour.
Emanuel Urges A Focus On Governor Rauner To Fund CPS, Resolve BudgetWith seven days left in the legislative session, Mayor Emanuel is doing every thing he can to keep the focus on Governor Rauner for the Chicago Public Schools financial problems.
Governor Rauner Said He Is Trying To Bring More Companies, Jobs To IllinoisGovernor Rauner said it is not easy bringing more companies and jobs to Illinois, but he and his business allies are trying.
Mendoza: Gov. Rauner Lies About Having Balanced BudgetThe state comptroller said his proposal is $700 billion out of balance and that the constitution requires him to propose a level budget.
Gov. Rauner Wants Democrats, Officials To Support Pension LegislationThe governor said Republicans would support laws changing the state’s pension systems and providing $250 million in school pension relief.
Halftime In Springfield, Illinois Still Without A BudgetWith the state legislative session already half over, is Illinois closer to a budget or a government shutdown?
NEIU To Lay Off Student Aides To Save MoneyThe budget impasse in Springfield has forced Northeastern Illinois University to lay off student aides to cut costs.
Court Won't Halt State Employee Paychecks During Illinois Budget ImpasseAttorney General Lisa Madigan argued stopping pay is constitutional and will hasten an agreement.
Rauner Will Not Attend Trump Inauguration, His Main Focus Is BudgetGovernor Bruce Rauner said he does not expect President-elect Donald Trump to feel snubbed that he is skipping the fellow Republican’s Inauguration on Friday in Washington, D.C.
Another Year Of Financial Uncertainty Looms For IllinoisPeople and organizations relying on state funds are facing another year of financial uncertainty.
House, Senate Send Stopgap Budget To Gov. RaunerRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders negotiated the agreement to ensure schools open this fall and government services continue when the new fiscal year begins Friday.