A federal judge in Chicago says Illinois isn't in compliance with court orders to promptly pay health-care bills for low-income and other vulnerable groups even as the state heads into a third year without a budget.
A federal judge is ordering the State of Illinois to speed up its required payments to Medicaid providers during the budget impasse. Tony Arnold explains.
The Illinois Senate has adjourned without pushing its stalled budget compromise further, but a Senate Democrat filed legislation Thursday spelling out services that could be subject to the state sales tax to battle a budget deficit.
The Illinois Senate returns to work a day after acrimony over a failed attempt to reach a budget compromise.
As Illinois entered its 21st month without a budget Wednesday, the state Senate failed to vote on its so-called "grand bargain." As Brian Mackey reports, Democrats are blaming last-minute interference by Governor Bruce Rauner.
This week - a downstate judge is scheduled to hear arguments over whether Illinois state workers should be paid if there's still no budget. The result could shut down state government. Tony Arnold has more.
An Illinois court is set to take up a motion filed by the state attorney general to halt state employee paychecks until lawmakers solve Illinois' budget impasse.