Illinois budget

Some Ill. Republicans Won't Cash the Governor's ChecksRepublicans said they felt it was inappropriate while issues were still being debated in Springfield.
Tobacco QuitLine, SIDS Prevention Funds Cut in Ill.Gov. Rauner takes away $4.5 million in an effort to plug state budget hole.
Illinois Budget Error Could Jeopardize Criminal CasesA technical error in how the Illinois budget was written will soon leave courts across the state with a skeleton crew of court reporters, and that could jeopardize criminal cases.
Quinn Makes Minor Cuts to $35.7B Illinois BudgetGov. Pat Quinn on Monday largely approved a 2015 state budget he has criticized as "incomplete'' for not extending a temporary income tax increase.
Illinois State Fair Grandstand Is Getting Band-AidState budget woes prevent roof replacement at this time.
Gov. Quinn Calls For 'Responsible' BudgetQuinn says he wants a budget that properly funds Illinois schools, as Democratic leaders continue their push to extend a temporary income tax increase.
Quinn Budget Increases Education SpendingIllinois governor asking state lawmakers to make a temporary income tax hike permanent
$1.6 Billion Drop in Illinois Revenue Predicted Next Year Some Democrats want an income tax hike extended, but many Republicans oppose it.
Economist Says a Lot Needed to Fix the IL Budget CrisisIt concluded Illinois' finances are in such bad shape it will take a multipronged approach to fix it.
Illinois Has a Budget and 160-Thousand Unpaid BillsState Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the state still has a backlog of bills worth $8 billion.
Governor Signs Illinois' Nearly $34-Billion Budget Governor Quinn cut $57-milliond from the Department of Corrections and facilities for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill.
A Warning of Dire Consequences on Illinois Pensions Todd Maisch of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce says lawmakers can’t continue to avoid making tough decisions.

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