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.
State Working Towards Budget Rauner Vows To VetoThe state's budget crisis is far from over.
State Budget Crisis Eliminates Funding For Holiday Traffic EnforcementRiverside Police say they were told by the state that no budget meant no money to fund DUI enforcement over the holiday.
Lawmakers Miss State Budget Deadline For Third Consecutive YearAngry shouts erupted in the House when House Speaker, Mike Madigan, adjourned members without calling the budget for a vote.
Illinois Enters 3rd Year Without Budget; But New Hope Emerges For End To ImpasseTest vote on House Democrats' spending plan passes 90-25, but lawmakers will blow through midnight deadline for budget deal.
Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno Resigning Amid Budget StalemateRadogno was an author of the so-called “grand bargain” in the Senate, which got the ball rolling on months of budget talks this year.
Powerball, Mega Millions Ticket Sales Ending Soon Without State BudgetConvenience store owner Glen Gorman said his business will be hurt by losing those games, especially with extremely large jackpots.
Overdue State Funding Prompts Major Layoffs For Family FocusThe prospect of starting a third fiscal year without a state budget has prompted one Chicago social service agency to make massive layoffs.
CPS Administrators Concerned About Next Year With Budget CrisisCPS closes the book on an eventful year, while setting up an uncertain summer for school administrators.
U-46: Elgin Schools Could Run Out Of Money Without State BudgetWithout a state budget for next year, Elgin School District U-46 could be out of money by winter, according to COO Jeff King.
Without State Budget Deal, Mega Millions And Powerball To Leave IllinoisIllinois Lottery players who buy tickets for Powerball and Mega Millions could soon have to cross state lines for a chance at those huge jackpots.
IDOT Could Halt Road Construction Due To State Budget ImpasseThe Illinois Department of Transportation will shut down roadwork statewide if lawmakers don’t pass a budget by the end of the month.
Democrats Underwhelmed By Latest State Budget CompromiseThe response from Democrats towards another proposed compromise regarding the state budget logjam in Springfield is underwhelming.
State Senator Fears Time Running Out To Pass Budget, Salvage EconomySen. Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) said she is hopeful the Illinois House will work out a budget compromise before the end of the month.
Judge Rules Illinois Not In Compliance On Medicaid PaymentsA federal judge ruled Illinois isn't in compliance with court orders to pay health care bills for low-income and other vulnerable groups.