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  • Chicago schools make pension payment; 1,400 jobs 'impacted'

    The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief and the financially struggling district had to borrow money to make a $634 million contribution to its teacher pension funds.
  • Gov. Rauner's request for 5 business reforms hold up budget

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has an answer to the state Capitol budget impasse: adopt five "structural reforms" that make it cheaper to do business in Illinois. House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago calls the proposals "extreme" and anathema to legislative...

    Chicago officials reject Rauner's pension bone amid budget veto

    Chicago officials reject Rauner's pension bone amid budget veto
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner sought Thursday to ratchet up pressure on Democratic lawmakers to approve his pro-business, anti-union agenda, vetoing the bulk of the state budget while dangling an offer of pension relief for Chicago and Cook County. While...

    Gov. Rauner vetoes Illinois budget; some services could stop

    State money for services from child care to road construction could stop in Illinois starting next week after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed most of the Democratic Legislature's budget plan, a move that follows weeks of vitriolic exchanges in a state...

    Democrats blast Illinois Gov. Rauner's budget vetoes

    Illinois Democrats are criticizing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's move to veto budget legislation. House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie says now lawmakers have to start from ground zero so close to the new fiscal year starting July 1....