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Chicago mental health ER visits skyrocket
Apr. 16, 2015
Chicago has seen a 37 percent increase in mental health emergency room discharges since 2009, and advocates worry conditions could worsen under cuts in Gov. Rauner's proposed budget.
How organizations brace for Illinois budget cuts
Mar. 31, 2015
Illinois lawmakers have barely begun negotiating the budget for next year. But travel around Chicago and you’ll see that just the mere mention of cuts have had an effect.
Rauner signs into law compromise plan to fix budget hole
Mar. 27, 2015
Gov. Bruce Rauner reached a deal to plug a $1.6 billion hole in the Illinois state budget following weeks of negotiations with Democratic leaders.
Quinn predicts radical budget cuts without revenue
Mar. 26, 2014
Gov. Pat Quinn proposes making income tax hike permanent to prevent "extreme" budget cuts during his annual budget address.
Cook County Commissioners unanimously approve 2014 budget
Nov. 9, 2013
All 17 Cook County commissioners approved the $3.2 billion spending plan for next year. The budget came out balanced even though the county faced a $152 million shortfall.
Chicago school board deals with budget, charges it violated Open Meetings Act
Aug. 28, 2013
Chicago's Board of Education passed a $5.6 million dollar budget Wednesday and also approved a new way to rate city schools.
Parents blast schools budget
Aug. 2, 2013
Chicago Public School officials got an earful Thursday night at two simultaneous public hearings on this year’s difficult schools budget.
Will IL schools face CPS pension problems?
Jul. 25, 2013
Chicago Public Schools budget problems are partly caused by the district’s pension obligations.
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