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Illinois House Adjourns Without Passing State Budget

Illinois House Adjourns Without Passing State Budget

Hours before the midnight deadline to pass a state budget and avoid a government shutdown, the Illinois House... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Rauner Cuts Spending From Already-Approved Projects

Rauner Cuts Spending From Already-Approved Projects

Gov. Bruce Rauner has cut $68 million in already-funded road construction or other bricks-and-mortar projects. Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Rauner Personnel Agency Says Full Payroll Could Be Met

Rauner Personnel Agency Says Full Payroll Could Be Met

A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's personnel agency has concluded... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
CPS Makes Full $634 Million Pension Payment

CPS Makes Full $634 Million Pension Payment

Chicago Public Schools made the full payment of $634 million to the teachers' pension fund before the midnight... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
House Won't Vote on Chicago Schools Pension Relief Bill

House Won't Vote on Chicago Schools Pension Relief Bill

The sponsor of a bill to give Chicago Public Schools a 40-day reprieve for making a $634 million pension payment... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
How State Budget Cuts Could Affect Residents

How State Budget Cuts Could Affect Residents

An Illinois state government shutdown looms as lawmakers work to pass a budget before the end of the day. Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Calif. Governor Signs School Vaccine Bill Into Law

Calif. Governor Signs School Vaccine Bill Into Law

With the signature of California's governor, a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Ill. Government Shutdown Looms as Budget Deadline Nears

Ill. Government Shutdown Looms as Budget Deadline Nears

Time is running out for Illinois legislators to pass a budget before opening up the possibility of the first state... Watch »

Jun 29, 2015
Legislators Meet With Rauner, Report No Progress

Legislators Meet With Rauner, Report No Progress

The four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly met with Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday, less than 48 hours before a... Watch »

Jun 29, 2015
Trump Addresses Immigration, NBC in City Club Speech

Trump Addresses Immigration, NBC in City Club Speech

Three hundred lucky people snagged tickets to Donald Trump's speech at the City Club of Chicago on Monday, where the... Watch »

Jun 29, 2015
Calif. Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccine Bill

Calif. Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccine Bill

California lawmakers have passed a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws... Read »

Jun 29, 2015
Supreme Court Upholds Independent Panel for Redistricting

Supreme Court Upholds Independent Panel for Redistricting

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a... Read »

Jun 29, 2015
Rauner's Request for 5 Business Reforms Holds Up Budget

Rauner's Request for 5 Business Reforms Holds Up Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner has an answer to the state Capitol budget impasse: adopt five "structural reforms" that... Watch »

Jun 28, 2015
How CPS Borrowing Plan Will Affect Taxpayers

How CPS Borrowing Plan Will Affect Taxpayers

The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted in favor of plans to borrow more than $1 billion to help the... Watch »

Jun 27, 2015
U.S. Same-Sex Marriage Ruling's Global Impact

U.S. Same-Sex Marriage Ruling's Global Impact

The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States... Read »

Jun 27, 2015
Former Rep. Reynolds Indicted on Tax Evasion Charges

Former Rep. Reynolds Indicted on Tax Evasion Charges

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges. Read »

Jun 26, 2015
Chicago Plans Celebration Events Following Gay Marriage Ruling

Chicago Plans Celebration Events Following Gay Marriage Ruling

Chicago on Friday will join cities across the country to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to make same-sex... Watch »

Jun 26, 2015
2016 Hopefuls on Gay Marriage Ruling

2016 Hopefuls on Gay Marriage Ruling

The presidential candidates’ reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage broke down... Read »

Jun 26, 2015

"Momentous Victory": Illinois Pols React to SCOTUS Ruling

Illinois politicians on Friday lauded the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling to make gay marriage legal nationwide. Watch »

Jun 26, 2015
Rauner Vetoes Illinois Budget, Citing $4B Deficit

Rauner Vetoes Illinois Budget, Citing $4B Deficit

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed the bulk of the Illinois budget that the Democratic-controlled Legislature... Watch »

Jun 25, 2015
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