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Illinois Budget 2010

Illinois Budget: Senate Passes Budget To Skip Pension Payments, House Considers Bill Today

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Democrats in the Illinois Legislature began pushing forward Thursday with a budget that would shortchange troubled pension s...

Sales Tax Holiday Plan Moving Through Illinois Legislature Despite Budget Crisis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the state of Illinois ponders drastic cutbacks, tax increases and massive borrowing to close its cavernous $13 billion budget gap, lawmakers are lo...

Illinois' Budget NIGHTMARE: A Guide

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois State Legislature is set to adjourn at the end of this week. Looming large over the close of the legislative session is the state's massi...

Quinn Won't Discuss Alternative To Tax Hike, Confident Lawmakers Won't Vote 'Against Education'

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn refused to say Monday whether he has a plan to avoid deep cuts in education if lawmakers resist his call to raise the s...

Pat Quinn's Budget Address: The Morning After

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn criticized his own budget address while proposing it on Wednesday, and after the speech many writers and politicians were happy to share the...

Illinois Budget Crisis 2010: Big Cuts Coming For Schools, Police, Child Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though Gov. Pat Quinn won't discuss his proposal for fixing the state's massive deficit until Wednesday, a top Quinn aide told the Associated Press Mo...

Pat Quinn Starts Website, Wants Illinoisans Advice On Fixing The State's Nasty Budget Problems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the state's finances in shambles and an election year upon us, Gov. Pat Quinn did something politicians rarely do when it comes to managing money...

Illinois Budget Crisis 2010: Civic Federation Says Only Big Tax Hikes Can Fix 'Horrific' Budget Problems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Are massive tax hikes coming to Illinois? A government watchdog group says if the state wants to "become solvent," tax hikes and $2 billion in budget ...

Schools Advertise How Much They Are Owed By The State

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The cash-starved State of Illinois is months late and more than $700 million behind in paying its education bills, and at some school districts, taxpa...