The Daily Northwestern

Senate leadership reveals state budget legislation package

Nora Shelly, City Editor

January 10, 2017

Leaders in the Illinois Senate presented a package of bills meant to help the General Assembly pass a budget on Monday. Sen. President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and Senate minority leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) negotiated...

Rauner signs temporary budget to alleviate year-long stalemate

Nora Shelly, Reporter

June 30, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a stopgap budget Thursday that will fund the state until January, compromising with lawmakers a full year after Illinois began operating without a spending plan. The six-month budget, which passed by...

State political leaders open negotiations in fifth month without a budget

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

December 2, 2015

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...