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Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring his and future administrations to pay employees from the budgets of the agencies they're working for.

J.B. Pritzker is doing a listening tour with veterans. The tour included a stop in Peoria Thursday. 

Illinois' Medicaid program will soon provide preventative dental care for almost half a million low-income residents.

A major credit ratings agency says Illinois' new budget is "more of the same" from the worst-rated state in the U.S.

An Army brigadier general who served in Afghanistan and Iraq has been named director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs. 

Illinois' new state budget relies on more than $400 million in savings from a new pension buyout plan that finance experts caution is highly speculative and may not save as much money as lawmakers say.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Democrats are moving too slowly on budget negotiations.

During the Illinois budget crisis, private companies borrowed billions of dollars to pay government vendors on time with the promise that state repayment would come with late fees.

The House has approved a plan pushed by the Democratic state comptroller to require Illinois governors to pay employees from their budgets, not those of other agencies. 

Starved Rock State Park is struggling to keep up with the more than 10 million visitors that have come to the Illinois park in the last four years.

Illinois prisons officials have told state lawmakers that they need an extra $420 million to get through the rest of the budget year.

The Illinois Department of Revenue's new administrative fee is outpacing budget expectations and has generated almost $50 million during its first eight months of collection. 

A study shows that the economic impact of the Illinois Veterans Home extends far beyond the city of Quincy and well above the facility's $54 million annual budget.

Illinois school administrators say they cannot afford to pay teachers' pension costs as part of Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to balance the state budget.

There's a new plaque at the state capitol in Springfield commemorating President Barack Obama's 2016 speech to lawmakers in the Illinois House.

Senate President John Cullerton is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to propose a budget plan that's balanced.

Watchdog Group Suggests Taxing Retirement Income

Feb 12, 2018
Gov. Bruce Rauner / Facebook

Governor Bruce Rauner is set to propose his state budget plan this week. It comes as a watchdog group suggests the state’s finances are so bad, Illinois should start taxing retirement income. Taxing retirement income is an age-old debate in Illinois that has a lot of political pitfalls. But Laurence Msall with the Civic Federation, a group that monitors the state’s budget, says the 2-year-long budget impasse did so much long-term damage that everyone will now have to make some sacrifices.

 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says lawmakers need to approve a supplemental spending bill to ensure the Department of Corrections can get through the rest of the fiscal year.

18th District Congressman Darin LaHood is back to work in Washington D.C. Tuesday. The Peoria Republican says he believes Congress cannot let the government shut down.

An Illinois lawmaker is proposing a fee cut from the state's budget package, arguing there wasn't enough time to fully examine it as lawmakers quickly approved a budget to end the state's budget impasse.

Orko Manna / Peoria Public Radio

The special Peoria City Council meeting to approve the 2018-2019 budget, instead offered council members a briefing on the latest proposed cuts to the fire department.

The Chicago City Council has overwhelmingly approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget for 2018.

The University of Illinois board has approved bonuses totaling $175,000 for the president of the university's system and the chancellor of the University of Illinois-Chicago campus for the second straight year.

The University of Illinois has a new budget for 2018, and the spending plan holds the line on student tuition.

U of I Prepared in Case of Future Budget Crisis

Nov 3, 2017

The Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says the campus is implementing a financial and budget plan that can sustain a budget crisis.

Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria City Council is close to approving its 2018 budget except for one contentious item -- the mothballing of a fire truck.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it wants to make to Illinois' new budget, including to human services, agriculture programs and transportation.

The University of Illinois continues to struggle with faculty recruitment and retention despite the state budget crisis subsiding. 

Planning for Illinois' bicentennial celebration lags behind recent anniversaries elsewhere.

The sheriff in northern Illinois' Winnebago County says budget cuts mean he will lay off 64 reserve deputies on Oct. 20.

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