SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House is planning a vote on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal that would allow local governments to permit workers to opt out of unions. 127 more words
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CHICAGO (AP) — A future Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue and draw crowds to city hotels and restaurants, tourism experts testified Monday during a gambling expansion hearing that comes as state legislators stare down a budget deadline and fresh concerns about finding new funding sources. 298 more words
The next few weeks will be pivotal for the future of intercity rail passenger service in Illinois.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed a budget that would dramatically reduce the level of state support for Amtrak trains as well as public transit. 1,118 more words
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/CBS) — The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday struck down a 2013 law that sought to fix the nation’s worst government-employee pension crisis, a ruling that forces the state to find another way to overcome a massive budget deficit. 689 more words
CHICAGO (CBS) — A respected budget watchdog group has come out with a sharply critical analysis of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s fiscal plan for Illinois.
The Chicago-based Civic Federation said Rauner’s plan relies on billions of dollars of projected savings which “do not appear achievable or prudent in light of the State of Illinois’ obligations and long-term policy objections.” 353 more words
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Victims of campus sex assaults in Illinois would have confidential university advisers to help guide them through the legal and medical systems under a legislative proposal that has passed the state House. 446 more words
Friday, March 27, 2015 || By Michael Romain
Budget Bill Largely Shuffles Money Around Without Adding Much-Needed Revenue
By a vote of 32-26, the Illinois Senate passed a… 277 more words