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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

The General Assembly is set to meet at the state capitol in Springfield next week. Illinois is again without a budget after a stopgap spending bill ran out on Dec. 31.

Illinois begins 2017 without a state budget after temporary plan expires

January 6, 2017

This year started on a familiar foot for the state of Illinois. For the second time in as many years, Illinois is without a budget or a spending plan. After a yearlong budget impasse, a stopgap budget...

Connections for the Homeless helps run a temporary shelter at 1458 Chicago Ave. Connections is one of 97 social services agencies suing Gov. Bruce Rauner and his administration.

As state politicians renew budget talks, social services remain uncertain on future funding

November 22, 2016

Budget talks resumed in Springfield last week, but some social service agencies aren’t holding their breath for a compromise any time soon. With the stopgap budget set to run out on Dec. 31, many...

Coalition of social services sues Rauner, staff over unpaid contracts

May 5, 2016

A coalition of 64 Illinois social services are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner and members of his administration for the more than $100 million Illinois owes agencies for work contracted by the state and left...

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