Ill. Lawmakers Prepare for Education Bill VoteThe Illinois Senate President says he'll send the education funding reform bill to Governor Rauner's desk today
Tensions Continue Rising Over Illinois Education FundingAt issue is money included in the plan to help Chicago Public Schools with its struggling teacher pension system.
No Movement On 1st Day of Special Session On School FundingThe Republican governor and Democratic leaders pointed fingers over who's hindered progress, a familiar scenario in a state that only recently ended an unprecedented two-year budget impasse.
Critics of Ill. Senate Budget Plan Multiply, Skepticism Grows"The goal is to pass the bill," Democratic Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) said. "This is a tough sell."
Haine: Don't Tax by the Mile, Stop Taking Money from the Road FundHaine says he never would have supported such a plan because in his district, as in many rural areas, people drive longer distances to go to work.
Illinois Drivers Could Be Taxed By The MileSenate president John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says revenue would be used for road work.
65,000 Ill. Employees Might Miss a Payday WednesdayIll. Attorney General says the comptroller can’t pay workers if there’s not an approved budget to pay them from.
How Can Illinois Pay for Roads?It's time for state lawmakers to put together another construction program, says Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), and he says though it's needed, it won't be easy to accomplish.
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 House To Convene Next Week On PensionsIllinois House lawmakers are expected to gather in Springfield next week to approve a possible solution to the state's roughly $100 billion pension crisis.
Illinois Illegal Immigrants Can Soon Apply for Driver's LicensesThe new program to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants is ready to be rolled out.
Judge Sets Sept. Arguments in Lawmaker Pay Suit Cook County Circuit Judge said oral arguments will be presented Sept. 18 for the lawsuit filed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.