|

Chicago Public Schools is bracing to implement devastating budget cuts of as much as 25 percent, blaming what they say is a state school-funding formula that shortchanges Chicago children. So, is there any prospect of movement on the issue in Springfield?

|

Legislators have begun meeting in working groups to work on the budget and a compromise to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s turnaround agenda. And budget cuts remain a concern, as the Responsible Budget Coalition discusses all revenue options available. We discuss these issues and more with Chicago Tonight Springfield reporter Amanda Vinicky.

|

Is Gov. Bruce Rauner balancing the budget on the backs of Illinois towns and municipalities? Dozens of Illinois mayors have come together to fight the governor’s proposal. Paris Schutz has the details.

|

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warns about a so-called fiscal cliff the nation is facing on January 2. We take up the automatic budget cuts some think could lead to a new recession.

Medically Fragile Children

|

Many children with severe disabilities live at home with their families, but their parents say recent Medicaid budget cuts could end up costing the state a lot more money. We share some of your thoughts in Viewer Mail.

|
Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn gets serious about proposed budget cuts, after criticism that he glossed over the issue during his state of the state address. Paris Schutz has the details.

|
Chicago City Council

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets some aldermanic push back over his budget cuts. Carol Marin and a panel of aldermen break down the issues.