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Republicans in the Illinois Senate indicated Tuesday that their sticking point for budget negotiations this year will be the same as it was last year – state spending on programs for noncitizens and recent arrivals from the country’s southern border.
Gov. JB Pritzker will give his sixth state budget address this week, laying out his plan for a fiscal year that government forecasters in November predicted is on pace for a near-$900 million deficit unless corrective action is taken.
Illinois’ electric vehicle charging infrastructure is on pace to double this year, buoyed by an influx of state and federal dollars.
The state and Cook County announced Thursday a roughly $250 million plan to provide shelter, health care and other services for recently arrived migrants.
Illinoisans pay tens of millions of dollars each year to utilities to cover costs they accrue for lawyers, belonging to trade groups, making charitable contributions and purchasing advertisements meant to boost utilities’ public image.
Groups of Illinois Department of Transportation workers represented by local Teamsters unions rallied at facilities in Collinsville and Springfield after recently passing a strike authorization and filing complaints against the state.
Cost estimates for a pair of state-funded health care programs serving certain low-income noncitizens have declined by tens of millions of dollars in recent months as the state rolled out new copay and co-insurance requirements this week.
A Chicago organization focused on drinking water sustainability will receive a $15 million federal grant over the next two years for a project aimed at jumpstarting a regional clean water industry.
Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday said the state’s response to the tens of thousands of migrants that have come to the state over the past year and a half should center on Chicago.
The Illinois Department of Human Services is partnering with Google to launch a new centralized portal for children’s mental health care, state officials announced Monday.
Rich Miller: It’s becoming more clear, despite his initial promises, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s aim has been to pull back from the task of accepting and caring for the continuing influx of asylum-seekers and return to his progressive agenda.
Illinois officials have awarded a prison medical care contract to the same company it’s been using for years, despite multimillion-dollar lawsuits and widespread accusations of substandard care.
Tensions rose again this week between Gov. JB Pritzker’s office and Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson over how to handle the tens of thousands of people who have arrived in the state since August 2022 via buses or planes sent from Texas.
Boston-based Nexamp, a major player in the solar energy industry, is joining the growing list of renewable technology companies that have expanded or relocated to Illinois in recent months.
EOI: If the pension problems that have frustrated leaders for decades actually are manageable, it’s safe to assume a long, arduous road remains.