- Illinois Senate leader warns of $3B budget hole Updated: Feb-17-14 4:35 pm
- School funding deal faces election year hurdles Updated: Feb-16-14 1:22 pm
- Advocates for expanded gambling hopeful this year Updated: Feb-09-14 11:06 am
CHICAGO - Senate President John Cullerton warned Monday of a nearly $3 billion state budget gap - including a $1.6 billion revenue dip with the expiring income tax increase - and called on Republicans running for Illinois governor to offer solutions.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bipartisan collection of lawmakers has come together to pitch something not accomplished in years - a change in Illinois' school funding formula that would narrow the gap between the amount spent on students in richer and poorer school districts.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - After failing to win enough support the past two years, proponents of expanded gambling in Illinois see it having better chances this year, with other issues out of the way and the state in dire need of cash.