Gov. Bruce Rauner has come under fire for a budget that Democrats call “reckless and unbalanced” and includes cuts to universities and social services. So how do you know what’s real, and what’s a negotiating tactic?
In his first budget address as Illinois Governor Wednesday, Bruce Rauner announced plans to cut substantial funding for Medicaid, higher education and mass transportation. While the governor insists these cuts come at a "now or never time" for the state, we hear two local reactions and discuss how this proposed budget might really shake out for Illinois residents. Also, a look at how Chicago's Muslim community is reacting to a sexual absue case against a once prominent scholar in Elgin. And, music from Liam Hayes.
The state's child welfare system leaves hundreds of kids stuck in juvenile jail after their time is served. One juvenile was left in jail by DCFS last year for 190 extra days—that's longer than a school year.