Lottery Vendors, Players Worry About Possible Loss Of Mega Millions & PowerballState under notice that Illinois will be dumped without a budget by the end of June.
Illinois Governor Calls Special Session to Force Budget Deal"We have tough, urgent choices to make, and the Legislature must be present to make them,'' he said.
Lottery May Dump Illinois Unless the State Agrees On a BudgetIllinois Lottery Acting Director Greg Smith said Thursday that the lack of a budget will result in players being "denied the opportunity'' to participate in popular games.
Metro East Democrats: We're Ready for Tough Votes, But...Will they be willing to take the tough votes they don't agree with?
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.