JB Pritzker Takes Oath As Governor, Vows 'Democrats And Republicans Will Work Together'After taking the oath of office in Springfield, Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker vowed to work with Republicans to pass a balanced budget, and took a veiled shot at his predecessor, Republican Bruce Rauner, stating "our abdication of responsibility must end."
Governor Rauner Signs Full State Budget For First Time In OfficeThe plan includes none of the pro-business items Rauner pushed for years and that led to a clash with majority Democrats and a years-long state budget impasse.
Rauner Pledges Quick Action On Rancor-Free, $38B Budget PlanGov. Bruce Rauner, the Republican who arrived in town three years ago and fought established Democrats so hard the state was thrust into fiscal crisis, gave his blessing Thursday to a bipartisan budget plan that lawmakers OK'd and prepared to send his way.
Mayors Join Forces To Oppose Illinois Cuts To Local FundingThe coalition of mayors and municipal groups launched a website and social media platform called ProtectMyTown.
Legislators Quit In Frustration After Budget BattleThe Springfield budget battle took a toll not only on taxpayers, but also on lawmakers.
Frerichs To Rauner: Dial Down The RhetoricTo avoid the state's bond rating from slipping to junk status, Illinois Treasure Mike Frerichs is offering advice to Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Governor Rauner Taps New Chief Of StaffFour days after lawmakers overrode his veto of a $36 billion budget and an income tax hike, Gov. Bruce Rauner named a new chief of staff.
Emanuel Breathes Sigh Of Relief With Budget Veto OverrideBut the Chicago mayor is urging Gov. Rauner to support a school-funding reform plan.
After Illinois State Budget Deal, Who Gets Paid First?There is a pecking order, CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Cullerton Warns Of "Dire Consequences" If House Doesn't Override Budget VetoA bipartisan coalition in the Illinois House must hold together in order to override the governor’s veto of a $36 billion budget deal.
House Sets Vote To Override Budget Veto; Rauner Calls Tax Hike "Two-By-Four Across The Foreheads"House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office has said the override vote will happen Thursday, when the chamber reconvenes at 1:30 p.m.
Rauner Vetoes Madigan's Income Tax Increase, Senate OverridesGov. Bruce Rauner vetoed Mike Madigan's 32 percent permanent income tax increase; Illinois Senate quickly overrides.