The Daily Northwestern

State political leaders open negotiations in fifth month without a budget

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories

Illinois Budget Crisis Top Illinois political leaders met Tuesday in Springfield for the first time since May to negotiate the five-month state budget impasse. At the urging of political reform groups, Gov. Bruce Rauner spo...

City manager nixes end-of-year furlough day

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

November 19, 2015

Filed under City, City Features, Local, Politics, State

Illinois Budget Crisis There will not be a furlough day for city employees at the end of December, now that city officials believe state cuts to local governments won’t hit Evanston before the end of the year, the cit...

Proposed Evanston budget increases property taxes, plans for potential cuts

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

October 10, 2015

Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local, State

Illinois Budget Crisis Under Evanston's proposed 2016 budget, city residents would see their property taxes rise 0.4 percent. The city released Friday its proposed budget for the next fiscal year, including a 10 perc...

Evanston social services cope with Illinois budget stalemate

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

September 20, 2015

Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories

Illinois Budget Crisis After nearly three months without a state budget, the Illinois government is forecasting a growing pile of unpaid bills that will impact the ability of human services agencies to deliver care to v...

Evanston increases ambulance fees

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

September 16, 2015

Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local

Illinois Budget Crisis Evanston residents will be charged an additional $150 if they require emergency ambulance services starting Oct. 1. Aldermen voted Tuesday to increase the price of Evanston’s ambulance service ami...