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.
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.