Rauner Says He Will Send Emanuel Dead Fish After Budget SpatThe two lawmakers who have previously worked and vacationed together and describe themselves as friends have been in a back-and-forth over a months-long state budget impasse, city finances and Rauner's push to curb public-employee union influence.
Illinois Political Leaders May Meet on Budget Next MonthA meeting between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders to discuss the four-month-old budget impasse could occur next month and in public.
Pressure Mounts for Illinois Lawmakers to End Budget Impasse Pressure is building for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats to end their months-long stalemate over Illinois' budget, though lawmakers appear no closer to a deal as they reconvene on Tuesday for the first time in weeks.
Illinois Capitol May Face a 'Lights Out'Secretary of State Jesse White has reportedly suggested the lights could be turned off at the Illinois Capitol due to the state’s budget crisis.
Pope Francis Warns U.S. Bishops Against `Divisive' LanguagePope Francis told U.S. bishops on Wednesday they should avoid ``harsh and divisive'' language and create a church with the warmth of a ``family fire'' as he laid out a vision for American Catholicism far from the defensive stands on social issues that have put church leaders at the center of the culture wars.
Appellate Court Upholds Temporary Pay-for-Employees OrderAn Illinois appellate court ruled Friday that state employees should keep getting paid while they press a lawsuit prompted by the ongoing budget crisis.
Illinois Justices Overturn State's Landmark 2013 Pension Law Illinois Supreme Court on Friday struck down a 2013 law that sought to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, a ruling that forces the state to find another way to overcome a massive budget deficit.
Slow Movement on Answer to Illinois Pension CrisisWith just three days to go, lawmakers are inching along on a solution to Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension crisis
Overnight America: January 2nd, 2013 - Niall Stanage
Council Members Question County "Budget Crisis"Stenger says budget problems aren't as bad as County Executive claims.
IDOT Hiring 16 Supervisors During Budget Crisis Operating Engineers Local 150 says the new jobs aren't necessary.
UPDATE: Quinn Cutting 1,900 jobs, 7 state institutionsQuinn scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon in Chicago.