| Oct 5, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Illinois House Republican leader Tom Cross said Wednesday that he’d try to cut back the state’s recent corporate income tax hike, but Democrats aren’t interested.
But Democratic Senate President John Cullerton has expressed an...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 5:33 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver a bad-news budget today, suggesting that Illinois close numerous prisons, mental health centers and social service offices, cut health care for the poor and shut down popular tourist sites for two days...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today delivered a bad news budget speech, calling for prison closures, layoffs and cutbacks to health care for the poor.
"This budget contains truths you may not want to hear," Quinn said. "But these are truths that you do...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:16 PM
A panel of Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday recommended against Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close six state facilities, including the state’s only super-maximum prison in downstate Tamms.
The governor proposed closing the sites...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 1:27 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today moved to lay off more than 1,900 state workers and close seven state facilities as part of a plan to cut the state budget.
The governor sought to blame state lawmakers for giving him a state budget that was $2.2 billion less than...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
| Mar 22, 2011
| 9:32 PM
For now, the most important detail you need to know about the Illinois Senate Republicans' 21-page plan to get the state's finances in order is that it contains important details. That's huge. Most of what we've heard from the state......
| May 10, 2011
| 9:32 PM
It's taken more than five years, but Illinois is now poised to outlaw the brazen use of state property for self-promotion that came to symbolize the egomaniacal reign of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A small thing, really, considering the scale......
| Jun 6, 2011
| 7:53 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today threatened to shut down summer road construction if lawmakers don’t return to Springfield, a move critics contend is a “manufactured crisis.”
At issue is a measure that gives Quinn the authority to continue to spend...