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.
Illinois Lawmakers Aren't The Only Ones At Odds Over Budget SolutionThe state has already gone nearly two years without a balanced full-year budget,
State Budget Deadline Looms, But No End In Sight For 2-Year ImpasseState lawmakers have one last shot to approve a budget deal before the spring session ends at midnight, and the task becomes even harder.
Groups Slam State Lawmakers For 'Nonsense Of Not Having A Budget'Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said the state’s credit rating is “a national embarrassment” as a result of the budget impasse.
Rauner Willing To Back Chicago Casino, But Only With Grand Bargain On BudgetGov. Bruce Rauner said he might sign legislation allowing for a casino in Chicago and some other places in Illinois.
Non-Profit That Serves Children Makes Drastic Cut In ServicesBy the end of June, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois plans to close nine programs, costing 100 people their jobs.
Activists To March From Chicago To Springfield Amid Budget ImpasseA group of progressive activists was planning a march from Chicago to Springfield to draw attention to the two-year state budget stalemate.
With Grand Bargain Still Iffy, Watchdog Calls Rauner Budget IncompleteThe Civic Federation has issued an 86-page report on the governor’s 2018 budget plan, and has said the proposal falls short.
Speaker Madigan Names Lawmakers To Work With Rauner On Non-Budget Agenda ItemsThe speaker has appointed four leading Democrats to work with the governor on to find areas of Rauner's agenda on which they can compromise.
Emanuel Guarantees CPS Will Not Close EarlyMayor Emanuel is tight-lipped about how Chicago Public Schools will find the money to finish the school year without help from the state.
Some Schools May Not Open Next Year If There's No State BudgetSchool may not start on time next fall in districts across the state if lawmakers and the governor don't pass a budget.