- 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.
- Property tax freeze, Chicago pension relief advance Updated: Jul-01-15 3:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bill to freeze property taxes for two years and provide pension relief to Chicago Public Schools has advanced in the Illinois Legislature.
- Chicago schools make pension payment; 1,400 jobs 'impacted' Updated: Jun-30-15 10:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief and the financially struggling district had to borrow money to make a $634 million contribution to its teacher pension funds.
- Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers Updated: Jun-30-15 6:56 pm
June 30, 2015
- Democrats blast Illinois Gov. Rauner's budget vetoes Updated: Jun-25-15 4:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats are criticizing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's move to veto budget legislation.
- Amtrak unsure whether Gov. Rauner will cut state funding Updated: Jun-17-15 9:40 pm
- Rauner criticizes Democratic lawmakers' loyalties to Chicago Updated: Jun-15-15 3:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has latched onto the longtime rivalry between Chicago and the rest of the state as he tries to negotiate with Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both from Chicago, in the Illinois Legislature over the budget.