The Daily Northwestern

Coalition of social services sues Rauner, staff over unpaid contracts

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

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 unpaid during the budget...

Oakton Community College to raise tuition, cut classes without adequate state funding

Renzo Downey, Reporter

May 5, 2016

Oakton Community College is cutting costs and raising tuition amid the Illinois budget impasse despite the emergency higher education appropriations signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on April 25. Oakton, which has campuses in Des...

Illinois social services cuts to continue with lack of state budget

Robin Opsahl, Assistant City Editor

February 21, 2016

Illinois Budget Crisis Putting pressure on the governor to pass the state budget is the only way to prevent further cuts to state social services, local and state officials said. As the Illinois budget crisis continues...