ILLINOIS -- Recent reports say it could take Illinois years to recover from the 2008 recession.
CHAMPAIGN -- Unit 4 leaders are taking budget at Monday night's school board meeting.
DANVILLE -- The fate of the fire department is now down to two options.
ILLINOIS -- Don't make plans to visit some historic sites until you check their hours.
ILLINOIS -- State funding is taking a toll on the number of people hoping to become Illinois State Police officers.
ILLINOIS -- The state has been paying down its debt, but not everyone is impressed.
ILLINOIS -- It's no surprise governor hopeful Bruce Rauner and Governor Pat Quinn have differing opinions on the state's job front.
CHAMPAIGN -- Parkland College is in line for a budget shortfall.
ILLINOIS -- Money for federal road projects could run out in two weeks, leaving thousands without jobs and road work unfinished.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI is requesting more money from the state for the 2016 fiscal year.
ILLINOIS -- A lack of money is keeping one state office from doing its job. The office in charge of regulating natural gas drilling is delaying work.
ILLINOIS -- Judy Baar Topinka is warning of a $2 billion collapse for the state.
ILLINOIS -- With Illinois in a budget crisis, the state has tried to cut wasteful spending out of the 2015 budget. But does it solve the problem?
ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn stands by his decision to make cuts to the 2015 state budget.
ILLINOIS -- A lot of people are reacting to the tweaks Governor Quinn made to the budget.
ILLINOIS -- Historic landmarks face budget cuts which could force them to reduce hours and employees.
ILLINOIS -- The new budget bill is projecting deep cuts to state agencies which could impact tourism.
ILLINOIS -- More financial trouble could be in store for Illinois following the legislature's decision to create a budget without extending the personal income tax.
ILLINOIS -- A new budget is approved and ready for Governor Quinn to sign.
Update: 10:05 pm, 5/30/14, Friday ILLINOIS -- One former governor doesn't like the latest state budget.
ILLINOIS -- It took all day, but a new budget is approved and ready for Governor Quinn.
ILLINOIS -- The state budget is now in the hands of Senators.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois State Police is clocking in millions of dollars in overtime pay.
DECATUR -- A tough winter put the city well over part of its budget.
ILLINOIS -- The clock is ticking. A new budget needs to be passed by Saturday.
ILLINOIS -- The clock is ticking, and this is the final week lawmakers have to pass a budget or massive cuts would take effect.
RANTOUL -- Governor Quinn couldn't escape questions about the state's budget.
ILLINOIS -- Another state budget proposal has been shot down. Friday, the House overwhelmingly rejected a budget plan by a margin of 107 to 5.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers hit another bump as they work on how to pay for schools.
ILLINOIS -- Yeah or nay? Lawmakers are voting on 77 budget bills in the Illinois House.
ILLINOIS -- University of Illinois staff and alumni members were lobbying at the Capitol Wednesday.
URBANA -- Mayor Laurel Prussing announced her budget for the next fiscal year.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is threatening some of its historic sites.
KANSAS -- Schools around the state are going through rough times, but an Edgar County district is trying to change that around.
Update: 10:04 pm, 3/29/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- A temporary tax hike could be extended much longer than originally planned.
Update: 5:35 pm, 3/27/14, Thursday SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of union workers from all over the state showed up at the Capitol.
ILLINOIS -- One of Governor Quinn's plans include the biggest investment in education in state history.
PALATINE -- Instead of cutting jobs or raising taxes, one fire department is taking a new approach to balancing its budget.
DANVILLE -- Emergency medical services dispatched to your home, won't come at a price.
DANVILLE -- The city council votes Tuesday night which proposal to put on display concerning responses from the fire department.
CHAMPAIGN -- False alarms are happening too often in Champaign and it's costing the city a lot of money.
ILLINOIS -- State Senator Chapin Rose (R) wants to make sure every school district gets their fair share of funding.
ILLINOIS -- Nearly $1 billion was added to the Illinois revenue stream last year. It's because of the Attorney General's Office.
ILLINOIS -- Ameren is trying to get back some of the money it's owed.
Latest: 10:03 pm, 3/4/14, Tuesday DANVILLE -- Firefighters' jobs are safe, but it looks like you'll have to pay to have them come to your home.
ILLINOIS -- State leaders say they're doing a better job of paying the state's bills.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new audit finds more than $20 million in state tax may have been misused.
Latest: 10:01 pm CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Public Library didn't get the money it wanted from the city.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say figuring out next year's budget is going to be their biggest challenge this spring.
ILLINOIS -- One of the state's top leaders says our budget is a ticking time bomb, and unless everyone comes to the table in the next few weeks, there could be some problems.