Illinois Schools Warn of Closures, Layoffs Without BudgetThe challenge facing superintendents is that the epic partisan gridlock that has left the state without a budget for 11 months is spilling over into education.
Rauner: Changing Rules for State-Bought Goods Can Save $514MRauner is urging lawmakers to pass legislation he said will reduce the time it takes to buy products by eliminating redundant steps in the procurement process.
Pension Bill on Hold Despite Rauner, Cullerton AgreementRauner announced last month that he's backing a Cullerton plan to give workers a choice in retirement benefits as a way to chip away at Illinois' $111 billion unfunded pension liability.
Was There Adequate Warning About Rainstorm, Flooding Severity?NWS: "We knew we were going to get a lot of rain. Did we know we were going to set records? No."
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