The Human Toll Of The Illinois State Budget StalemateThe budget crisis is taking a human toll.
Republicans Howl As Dem Lawmakers Stop Debate, Pass State BudgetAmid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without considering any of the pro-business legislation GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner wants as part of a deal to end an historic budget stalemate.
Mayor Emanuel Bristles At Critics Who Say Chicago Not Doing Enough To Fund SchoolsSome Republicans in Springfield have criticized legislation that would change the way education money is distributed because they say it does too much for Chicago when the city isn’t doing enough for itself.
Protesters Hold Demonstration At Citadel Headquarters In LoopAbout 100 people blocked the entrance of a building at Dearborn and Adams, protesting the ongoing budget stalemate.
Downstate School Districts Say State Budget Cuts Hurting Them, TooSchool superintendents from around Illinois are telling an Illinois House Education Task Force that Chicago Public School officials are not alone in saying that the state’s current school funding practices are hurting poor children, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
State Comptroller: Lawmakers Will Have To Wait For Paychecks Illinois lawmakers may soon have a new appreciation for what the state's budget stalemate,now in its tenth month, is doing to its vendors. WBBM's Nancy Harty reports the comptroller will make them wait for their paychecks.
Illinois House Democrats Pass $3.9 Billion Spending BillIllinois House Democrats advanced a $3.9 billion measure to fund colleges and human services programs while the state operates without a budget.
Law Enforcement Officials Call On Springfield To Pass BudgetThe lack of a state budget and subsequent drop in social services is leaving law enforcement without vital help in keeping kids out of trouble, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Illinois Seniors Challenge Potential Cuts In Home CareSeniors, unionized workers and a local lawmaker say they are fighting Governor Rauner's proposed cuts to a senior home care program.
Rauner: Changing Rules For State-Bought Goods Can Save $514M Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state's comptroller highlighted Illinois' worsening finances due to the budget deadlock Tuesday as the Republican governor unveiled a plan he said would save money by changing how goods and services are bought.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Blasts Gov. Rauner For "Deplorable" Inaction Leading To Social Service CutsCook County Sheriff Tom Dart says Governor Rauner’s inaction has led to the shutdown of dozens of social service programs.
Rauner Says Chicago State University 'Throwing Money Down The Toilet'The Illinois governor was criticized last week for lingering state budget problems that could harm universities. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports on his response.
One Year Since Taking Office, Gov. Rauner Continues To Stand Ground On BudgetToday marks the one-year anniversary of Governor Bruce Rauner’s inauguration, and there appears to be no end in sight for the budget impasse that has marked his time in office so far.
Speaker Madigan A No-Show At Latest State Budget MeetingThe state has been operating without a spending plan since July 1 and both parties remain deadlocked on how to proceed.
Black State Lawmakers Say Many Social Agencies Still Suffering From Budget Impasse African-American state lawmakers are pleading with the governor and legislative leaders not to forget those who are still suffering under the prolonged budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.