Human Service Agencies Scaling Back As State Budget Impasse Continues Officials with the region's social service agencies and their supporters says the ongoing state budget impasse is having a growing effect on the work that they are doing, or trying to do, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Madigan Can't Attend Budget Summit, Rauner Postpones ItGov. Bruce Rauner has postponed the Nov. 18 budget summit because a family matter will prevent House Speaker Michael Madigan from attending.
Rauner Touts Compromise, Dems Criticize 'Inconsistency'The first-year governor has positioned himself this week as the more flexible party in the 18-week budget standoff. On Tuesday, for the second time in as many days, he reversed course to support a Democratic-backed spending plan.
Social Service Providers Meet At Rainbow PUSH As State Budget Impasse Enters Fifth MonthIllinois is now in its fifth month without a state budget, and no solution to the impasse appears close. The continuing impasse has providers who met Saturday at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters worried for themselves and for those they serve.
Carol Stream Calls On Springfield To Release Funds For MunicipalitiesTrustees in west suburban Carol Stream are calling on state lawmakers to vote to release state money that villages and cities all over Illinois have coming to them.
Governor, Illinois Lawmakers Agree To Discuss The Budget
Budget Meeting Between Legislative Leaders, Governor In The WorksSeveral better government groups this week requested Gov. Rauner meet with leaders, including House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, to resolve the state budget impasse.
Business, Labor Leaders Call For End To Budget ImpasseChicago business and labor leaders are joining the United Way in calling for an end to the months-long state budget impasse.
Rauner, Madigan Trade Blame Over Damage From Budget Impasse Governor Bruce Rauner has levelled another broadside at Democratic lawmakers, blaming them for the budget impasse that has caused suffering and cuts in social services across the state, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Homeless Youth, Advocates Rally Outside Thompson Center Against Social Service CutsHomeless young people and other advocates rallied outside the Thompson Center today, crying out against cuts in social services during the budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois Stops Paying Health Care Claims For State Employees’ Self-Insured PlansThe state budget crisis is about to hit tens of thousands more, including many state employees and doctors and dentists who treat them.
Some Social Services Feeling The Pain As State Racks Up Unpaid BillsThe state will have $8.5 billion in unpaid bills by the end of the year. CBS 2’s Jim Williams introduces us to some of those already feeling the pain.
Jackpot Winners Suing Illinois Lottery As State Budget Impasse Blocks PaymentsBig jackpot winners are suing the Illinois Lottery - because they haven't seen a penny of their prize money since there is no state budget yet.
20 Arrested At Michigan Ave. Demonstration Over State Budget ImpasseChicago Police say 20 people were arrested at a noontime protest on North Michigan Avenue where dozens demonstrated against politicians' handling of the state budget.
Wishful Thinking? RTA Anticipates Funding Increases From Illinois State BudgetOne problem with that: There is no state budget. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.