Illinois Lawmakers Sue to Get Paid Despite State Budget MessSix state representatives filed a lawsuit Friday demanding the Illinois comptroller cut them paychecks they haven't seen since May.
Illinois Governor Wants Temporary Budget Fix Amid StalemateThe proposal would fund public schools through next year and provide support for financially-strapped social service providers.
Offer To Reopen Horseshoe Lake Park ThwartedSouthwestern Electric Co-op turns down local park district's offer to pay power bill owed by state of Illinois
Illinois Impasse Sparks Fears of the Unthinkable: No SchoolIf it happens, it would be the most traumatic consequence of the impasse between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats, and mark a new low for political dysfunction in the nation's fifth-largest state.
SIU-Edwardsville Students Call For End to Illinois Budget Impasse"We have citizens wondering why support of our future is being held captive."
Illinois Lawmakers Approve Higher-Ed FundsMetro East lawmakers applaud the effort to keep colleges and universities running amidst budget stalemate.
Illinois Agency Overpaid $168M to Local Taxing DistrictsAbout 6,500 Illinois taxing districts are impacted by the misallocation.
Illinois Comptroller: Pay for Officeholders to be Delayed``It is only appropriate that we all wait in line to receive payment,'' she said.
State Budget Crisis Forces Agency to Cut Programs, WorkersA social services agency based in East St. Louis is suspending programs and laying off 117 workers amid the state budget impasse.
Illinois Late License Plate Fees Growing Without RemindersThe latest numbers bring the total haul for the state this year to $4.9 million. By comparison, the state collected $2.2 million during the first three months of 2015.
Chicago State Collecting Keys from Faculty and StudentsThe campus in February sent notices of potential layoffs to all 900 employees and declared a financial emergency. University President Thomas Calhoun eliminated spring break and announced the semester will end April 28 instead of May 13 for its roughly 4,500 students.
Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner Budget Address: 'Choose Now.'Rauner's budget with cuts would be $32.8 billion, because the state doesn't have enough revenue to match a $36 billion spending plan.