House Speaker Mike Madigan Cancels Special Session On Education BillAt the eleventh hour the Speaker of Illinois scrapped plans to try and override the Governor's veto of a school funding plan.
Day One Of Special Session For School Funding Ended In No DecisionWith state lawmakers now in special session, the battle over statewide school funding continued in Springfield.
Two State Representatives Boycott Governor's Special SessionTwo state representatives chose to boycott the special legislative session called Wednesday by Governor Rauner, and instead were doing some volunteer work in a Chicago public school.
Lawmakers To Meet For Special Session Amid Education Funding DisputeAt least two lawmakers planned to boycott the special session, and instead planned to be at Gale Elementary for a service day.
Rauner Vows Special Session Without Education Funding Plan By Noon MondayLawmakers could be staring at another special session, because of a dispute over education funding, after the governor gave an ultimatum.
Last Day For Lawmakers To Reach Budget AgreementIf the General Assembly cannot reach a budget agreement by midnight, Illinois will start a third fiscal year without a budget.
Gov. Rauner Threatens To Keep Lawmakers In Springfield, IndefinitelyGov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday said he will extend the compulsory special sessions and keep Illinois legislators in Springfield past Friday, when a new budget needs to be in place for the next fiscal year.
Day 3 In Springfield: 'Time For An Intervention,' One Leader SaysA meeting of the state legislature's most powerful members never happened Friday. Why not? Depends on who you ask, CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Illinois Legislators Meet For 2nd Day Of Budget SessionTensions were apparent on the House floor and in hearing rooms Thursday, with lawmakers sniping at each other. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Lawmakers Meet In Springfield For Day 1 Of Special SessionLawmakers are in Springfield on Wednesday for a Special Session of the General Assembly to try once again to iron out the Illinois budget crisis.
Rauner Calls Special Session, But Will Lawmakers Pass Budget?CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley explains why tougher rules now in place for passing anything in Springfield may actually be a blessing in disguise.
Quinn Calling For Special Session To Set Up Special Election For Topinka's SeatGov. Pat Quinn was moving to call a special session of the Illinois General Assembly next month to vote on legislation to set up a special election in 2016 for the Illinois State Comptroller's office.
Mayor Sets Special City Council Session For New Gun OrdinancesMayor Rahm Emanuel has called for a special session of the City Council next week, to vote on updates to the city’s assault weapons ban; and stiffer penalties for gun crimes near schools, on school buses, and along Safe Passage routes to and from school.
Quinn, Lawmakers Plan Pension Talks Into JulyGov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers are working on a new plan to solve the state's $97 billion pension crisis that involves forming a bipartisan committee and reconvening the Legislature again in July.
Governor, Legislative Leaders Still Can't Agree On Pension ReformA meeting between Gov. Pat Quinn and the state’s four legislative leaders ended Friday afternoon without much progress towards pension reform, and it appears next week’s special session won’t bring a solution.