- Rauner praises House vote to block lawmaker pay raise Updated: Jul-28-15 6:55 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Members of the Illinois House voted Tuesday to block a pay raise for themselves and senators that has become a flashpoint in the state's budget stalemate.
- Closer Look: Lawmaker pay, a firestorm for years, lit again Updated: Jul-26-15 11:04 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers are anxious about an automatic 2 percent salary increase they receive this month despite a budget crisis.
- Mayor Emanuel names ex-Madigan aide as chief of staff Updated: Jul-23-15 3:55 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a business executive and former top aide to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan to be his next chief of staff.
- Cullerton says time to hit 'reset' on state budget talks Updated: Jul-22-15 1:40 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says it's time to hit "reset" on state budget talks
- Illinois House takes no action on additional appropriation Updated: Jul-15-15 6:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on the last day of lawmakers' deadline to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget veto. (All times local):
- Several GOP lawmakers haven't cashed Rauner donation checks Updated: Jul-12-15 3:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Roughly one-third of Republican state legislators haven't cashed checks written to them from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign fund in the waning days of the legislative session, according to a report published Sunday.
- Judge bars full state worker pay without Illinois budget Updated: Jul-07-15 5:04 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois won't be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday, potentially leaving some 65,000 employees without a paycheck and putting added pressure on lawmakers to approve a new spending plan.
- Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are ways out Updated: Jul-05-15 11:01 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - What Illinois needs is for one of its political leaders to blink.
- Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance Updated: Jul-01-15 9:25 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts - including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation - to the nation's third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 million pension bill officials said it couldn't afford.