Sen. Cullerton Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Embezzlement ChargesA federal grand jury indicted Cullerton on 39 counts of embezzlement from a labor union, one count of conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union and employee benefit plans and one count of making false statements in a health care matter.
Gov. Pritzker's Tax Plan Has 7.95 Percent Top RatePritzker campaigned on the progressive tax not only as a way to force the rich to carry a heavier tax load, but as a way to boost revenue. The state faces a deficit of more than $3 billion at the end of the fiscal year that ends in June 2020.
More Clout Questions Cloud The Deal To Pave Over Canal ShoresTo build a road right through the 10th hole of a popular golf course. Only a few powerful people gain here.
Taking A Swing At A Volunteer Golf Course By Paving Over It"Wilmette and Evanston city officials don't want this. The board and membership of Canal Shores don't want this. The neighbors don't want this."
State Sen. Ira Silverstein Accused Of Sexual HarassmentDenise Rotheimer said she felt like she “had no control in the situation” because of the senator’s power to move or block her legislation.
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.
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.
Senate Leaders Hope To Get "Grand Bargain" On Budget Passed This WeekIllinois state lawmakers are returning to Springfield this week, and Senate President John Cullerton said he and his Republican counterpart hope to pass the framework for a true end to the 18-month budget stalemate.
Lawmakers Return To Springfield With Senate Budget Deal In The WorksIllinois lawmakers were headed to Springfield on Monday for the final two days of session before a new General Assembly is sworn in, and a possible Senate budget deal could be brought up for a vote.
Rauner Optimistic About Word Of Possible Budget DealGov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he was “heartened” by reports that state Senate leaders have made progress toward a deal to end the state budget stalemate.
Rauner Vetoes $215 Million In Pension Aid For Chicago Public SchoolsThe parties agreed to that funding in June on the condition that lawmakers would work on a separate plan to overhaul a statewide pension system that's more than $100 billion in debt.
Judge Blocks Illinois Redistricting Plan From BallotA voter referendum aimed at changing the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot, a judge determined Wednesday.
After Yearlong Budget Impasse, Optimism Growing In SpringfieldState lawmakers were holding their breath Wednesday night over a tentative deal to end the epic budget stalemate.
Rauner, Top Lawmakers Continue Budget Negotiations In SpringfieldRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders in the Illinois Legislature continued meetings Wednesday to negotiate a short-term budget deal during the state's epic one-year stalemate.
Democrats, Republicans Report Progress In State Budget TalksGov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats were pushing competing plans to ensure schools stay open and government operations continue, though there were signs late Tuesday that the two sides could reach a deal on stopgap spending as Illinois approaches a second year without a full state budget.