Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has released an initial budget for the next fiscal year, and in it she estimates a $152 estimated deficit. We talk with President Preckwinkle about what to expect with Cook County’s fiscal health. Read her preliminary budget.
President Obama proposed a $3.77 trillion budget for 2014 that would cut deficits by $1.8 trillion over the next decade. Eddie Arruza and his guests gauge market reaction to the potential cuts.
Defense is one of many areas facing cuts in Congress' expected sequester. Economics professors debate what this means for your budget.
A mixed report on the backlog of Illinois' unpaid bills is released. Carol Marin breaks down the billions with the study's author.
Saddled with heavy debt, the Field Museum is facing painful cuts. We talk with the museum president about how the museum will adapt.
We have both sides of the debate on the mayor's controversial proposal to have the city purchase electricity in bulk on behalf of residents.
Now that Congressman Paul Ryan has joined the Romney ticket, Ryan's controversial federal budget proposal is coming under intense scrutiny. We look at what that fiscal plan actually contains.
A new report blasts the Chicago Public Schools for budget mismanagement. We have the latest.
CPS Budget Deficit & Contract Negotiations
With a ballooning budget deficit, angry teachers and some top administrators leaving, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has a lot on his plate. We talk with him about what he's facing.