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.
Lawmaker Suggests Fund Sweeps To Bail Out CPS, Avoid Early ClosingA West Side democrat wants to tap targeted state funds to help the Chicago Public Schools stay open through the end of the school year.
Northeastern Illinois University Closes Over State Budget StalemateOne state senator said the lack of a state budget is mainly Gov. Bruce Rauner's fault.
Finger-Pointing Over Lack Of State Budget ContinuesThis time, it's Democratic state Sen. Don Harmon casting blame on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Expert: Illinois Budget Stalemate Could Last Through Next ElectionA renowned political expert has warned the two-year budget impasse in Illinois might not end until after the next election for governor in 2018.
Comptroller Mendoza Appeals Ruling Ordering Lawmaker PayThe Illinois comptroller has appealed a Cook County judge's ruling that state lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pass a budget.
Illinois Senate Cancels Budget Votes; Leader Blames RaunerThe Illinois Senate's top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making.
Democrats Says Gov. Rauner 'Hypocritical' For GOP Attacks On ComptrollerTop Democrats in Illinois have labeled Gov. Bruce Rauner a hypocrite, after the Illinois Republican Party criticized Comptroller Susana Mendoza for her purchase of a $32,000 used vehicle for her office.