WSIU InFocus: Illinois' Fiscal Status

2015 may be a new year, but Illinois leaders will spend it dealing with an old problem: Budget Shortfalls and the possibility of diminished state funding will likely make headlines throughout the year.  This week, WSIU's News team takes a closer look at Illinois' fiscal status - a week before Bruce Rauner takes his oath of office as the state's new governor.

2015 may be a new year, but Illinois leaders will spend it dealing with an old problem: Budget Shortfalls and the possibility of diminished state funding will likely make headlines throughout the year. 

Our week-long series about how agencies that receive state funds are preparing for an uncertain budget scenario continues today with the impact on public safety.

Illinois' budget crisis will likely affect operations in every corner of the state. In part three of WSIU's look at the possibilities, we focus on Social Services.

WSIU InFocus: K-12 Education Budget

Jan 6, 2015


It’s no secret Illinois has been battling tough budget issues for the last several years. The state’s financial status became a big part of the contest for Governor in 2014.