- 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.
- Senate GOP leader says Dems must step up on reform issues Updated: Jul-22-15 4:00 pm
CHICAGO - Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (ruh-DOHN'-yoh) says the budget stalemate could be easily resolved with Democratic engagement on reform issues, not another document.
- 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.
- Rauner pension plan would end union negotiations, freeze pay Updated: Jul-12-15 12:35 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois could save billions of dollars each year through an ambitious new plan to address hugely underfunded pension systems, a proposal he describes as "fair and reasonable" for both government workers and taxpayers.
- 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.
- Report: Firm fees from Chicago schools borrowing tops $18M Updated: Jul-04-15 3:43 pm
CHICAGO - Dozens of legal and financial firms have been paid roughly $18 million in fees from borrowing and debt-refinancing deals with Chicago Public Schools since 2011 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel first won office, according to a newspaper report published Saturday.