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Illinois Has Begun Processing Paychecks Due Wednesday

Illinois officials say they have begun processing paychecks for state workers even though there’s no budget for the fiscal year.



Confusion in Illinois as a Court Orders State Workers Paid

A one-month Illinois budget that would guarantee state employee pay for July was approved by the House on Thursday.


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Rauner Tells Lawmakers He’ll Trade Taxes for ‘Turnaround’

Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday he is willing to raise taxes if the General Assembly agrees to his alterations of the Illinois legal and political landscape.


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Judge Bars Full State Worker Pay Without Illinois Budget

Illinois won’t be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.


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Union Lawsuit Seek Full Pay Despite No Illinois Budget

Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time despite the lack of a 2016 fiscal year budget.


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Without a Budget, Providers Prepare, Officials Go to Court

Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service providers buckled up for a bumpy summer ride and state officials asked what bills could be paid if the impasse continues.


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University of Illinois President Puts Raise Talk Off Over Budget

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen said the school will put off any consideration of raises for the coming school year until the state budget situation is settled.


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Illinois House defeats 1-Month Budget, Battle Continues

A temporary budget to keep Illinois government operating in a new fiscal year has failed in the House, but one is still alive because the Senate OK’d an identical measure.


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Democrats to Propose 1-Month Budget for Essential Services

The state’s most powerful Democrat says the Illinois House will approve a temporary budget to ensure continued services as a new fiscal year starts Wednesday without a spending agreement.


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Illinois Budget Stalemate Hitting U of Illinois Campus

A number of projects and programs are on hold at the University of Illinois because of the state budget standoff.




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