Another Year of Financial Uncertainty Looms For IllinoisIllinois hasn't had a full budget since July 1, 2015, the longest a state has gone without a spending plan since at least World War II.
John Deere Says It's Laying Off 145 at Eastern Iowa PlantsUAW Local 838 shop chairman Tim Niedert told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that the layoffs came as no surprise.
Local Union Wants to Negotiate With Schnucks Following LayoffsTeamsters Local 688 says Schnucks Supermarkets still won't meet with them, following last month's layoff of more then 200 warehouse workers.
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.
Schnucks To Cut 190 Union JobsMike Goebel of Teamsters Local 688, says they have filed a grievance.
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.
UMSL Plan Would Eliminate 85 PositionsFacing an estimated $15 million budget shortfall, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is considering elimination of up to 85 positions over the next two years.
Prop 1 Might Break a 25-Year Trend in St. LouisThe plan would raise the tax bill on a $100,000 home in the city by about $140 a year.
Layoffs Coming at UMSLUniversity facing $15 million budget deficit.
Granite City Steel Company Lays Off Hundreds of WorkersLayoffs kicked in for roughly 500 workers, and about 2,000 will be sent home in the coming weeks, according to Dave Dowling, Subdistrict 2 director for the Steelworkers Union.
US Steel Contract Deal Won't Stop Granite City ShutdownLayoffs are due to begin Sunday, two days after Christmas.
East St. Louis Cuts Police Force Amid 2016 Budget TroublesBudget troubles have forced East St. Louis to lay off eight police officers, reducing the southern Illinois city's force by about 15 percent.

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