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Free Breast, Cervical Exams Could Fall Victim To Budget Cuts

Chi-Town Daily News | ALEX PARKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If state legislators buck Gov. Pat Quinn's call for an income tax hike, the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program stands to lose millions and wo...

Quinn Calls Special Session Of General Assembly To Handle Budget, Capital Bill, Ethics Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn's calling a special session of the Illinois General Assembly to grapple with budgetary and other issues. A proclamatio...

Quinn Wants Vote On Income Tax Hike Wednesday

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn wants lawmakers to vote as soon as Wednesday on an income tax increase to help human services providers, who insist som...

$9 Billion Jobs And Construction Plan Languishes During Budget Fight

Daily Herald | Dan Carden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A $9 billion program of shovel-ready road construction projects that was supposed to create up to 80,000 jobs in Illinois this summer has been delayed...

10,000 State Employees Could Lose Jobs: Quinn Administration

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) -- About 10,000 state employees could lose their jobs unless lawmakers come up with a new budget. That's the number Gov. Pat Quinn...

Quinn's Tough Budget Talk: $9.2B Would Be Cut, Lawmakers Must Come Back To Springfield And 'Confront Reality'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says lawmakers should pack their bags and get ready to be back in Springfield next week. Quinn said Monday th...

State GOP Leader: Quinn Acting Like Blagojevich Over Budget

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Republican leader Christine Radogno called it "morally unacceptable" for Gov. Pat Quinn to instill panic over threatened budg...

Lisa Madigan, Other State Officials Staying Mum On Tax Hike

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- As the governor and legislators struggle to balance the state budget, Illinois' other statewide elected officials are largel...

Quinn, Top Lawmakers Meeting Again To Try Solve Budget Impasse

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn and top lawmakers are headed into another round of budget negotiations amid dire warnings of massive service cuts. Qui...

Quinn Renews Income Tax Hike Push, Warns Of Consequences

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn continues to warn that there'll be dire consequences if lawmakers don't raise state income taxes to fill budge...

Radio Hosts Pull Chicago Labor Unions Together For "Salute To Labor"

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Scott Foval

On the 65th Anniversary of D-Day, a local progressive radio host and nationalpProgressive media star teamed together to fight for the American worker.

Madigan Predicts 'Very Significant' Layoffs After Meeting With Quinn

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- An idea to raise the state income tax took a back seat when Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders met Thursday to continue negotiatin...

Quinn Accuses Fellow Democrats Of Hurting The Poor (VIDEO)

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Eager to build support for an income tax increase to avoid deep budget cuts, Gov. Pat Quinn is resorting to a strategy his predecessor...

Lawmakers Can't Pass Budget But Find $500 Million For Pet Projects

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- On their way out of Springfield, Illinois legislators grabbed about $500 million for pet projects in their districts. The m...

Governor, Lawmakers Meet, Still No Budget Solution

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn and top Illinois lawmakers promise they'll genuinely work together in a new push to solve the state's budget ...

Quinn Promises 'Humane' But 'No Frills' Budget After Lawmakers Reject Income Tax Hike

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he's confident Illinois will ultimately end up with a "humane" budget, but he cautions that it will be a...

Democrats Seek GOP Help Raising Illinois Taxes

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Caught between a ticking clock and a massive budget deficit, Democratic leaders asked Tuesday for Republicans' help in raisi...

Quinn Presents DOOMSDAY BUDGET Scenario: 14,300 Teachers Laid Off, 650,000 People Lose Health Care

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to scare lawmakers into supporting an income tax increase by warning Monday that teachers and state troopers ...

Senate President Pledges Transparency On Spending Projects

Daily Herald | John Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The new president of the Illinois Senate announced Thursday that all projects for senators that end up in the state budget will be clearly identified ...

Quinn: Deeper Budget Cuts Can't Be Made

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says deeper spending cuts can't be made as the deadline for a new state budget approaches. Quinn said his proposed bud...

Quinn Budget Puts Policy Goals Above Fiscal Crisis Fixes: Civic Federation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A respected civic group announced its opposition to Gov. Pat Quinn's budget proposal Monday, saying the plan would take more...

Quinn: Approve Tax Increase Or Face 'Doomsday Budget'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- After 100 days on the job, Gov. Pat Quinn knows the next three weeks could matter the most. That's how long Quinn has before the legi...

Quinn Not Backing Down On Income Tax Hike

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he's willing to compromise to get a state budget, but he held firm Friday to his proposal to increase Illinois' in...

Schools Face Huge Budget Problems Despite $1 Billion Stimulus Boost

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the federal government handing Illinois public schools more than $1 billion extra this year, you might think it's a good year for schools. But y...

GOP Senators: Cut State Medicaid By $2 Billion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois should consider cutting health care programs by more than $2 billion as part of a plan to help balance the budget w...