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.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say they'll get to work on the state budget without an idea from the governor.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- When it comes to plowing and treating roads, area counties have been working around-the-clock to keep them clear and free.
SPRINGFIELD -- The annual budget address has been rescheduled.
Update: 6:04 pm ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn delivered his annual State of the State address Wednesday morning and talked a lot about education.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois State Board of Education followed through on its plan to ask for more state funding.
ILLINOIS -- If you thought Illinois' financial woes would improve after pension reform passed, think again.
PARIS -- With all the snow so far this winter, cities are burning through their budgets quicker than usual.
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DECATUR -- Jobs may be leaving the city, but other improvements are coming to town.
SPRINGFIELD -- UI officials are keeping a close watch on budget talks in Washington, D.C.
SPRINGFIELD -- More information is coming out about reimbursements for DNR administrators.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lincoln's Tomb is getting a facelift, thanks to a capital investment.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- School leaders are getting ready to talk tuition.
CHAMPAIGN -- Food pantries may have to pick up the slack after government cutbacks.
SPRINGFIELD -- New numbers on the state Capitol renovations have been released.
SPRINGFIELD -- Problems with pension continue to have a choke-hold on the state's budget.
ILLINOIS -- A plan to save money feeding the state's prisoners isn't saving as much as state leaders hoped.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- County residents are getting a first look at next year's budget.
SPRINGFIELD -- Angered by Governor Pat Quinn's move to strip lawmakers of their pay, a state representative has filed a bill to cut the governor's office budget.
DANVILLE -- The Danville School Board may ask taxpayers to chip in a little more for the next school year.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools around the state are again preparing for less state funding.
SPRINGFIELD -- The country could be just days away from a federal government shutdown.
URBANA -- The city will use taxpayer money to help shore up its budget.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI Board of Trustees approved a $5.6-billion budget for Fiscal 2014.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hikes in tuition are paying off for the University of Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's special pension committee is starting to get back numbers on how much different reform plans could save the state.
ILLINOIS -- Various agencies and businesses in the state are owed $5 billion in backlogged payments.
CHAMPAIGN -- State schools are going to be short on state funds this year.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Fair is a yearly tradition for a lot of families, but some have been forced to stay home because of tight budgets.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state has been ordered to cancel its contract with a consulting company by the end of the year.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois leaders are probably watching the Motor City right now.
URBANA -- The University of Illinois is expected to ask for more money from the state in 2015.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois could be in better financial shape thanks to unanticipated revenue that came in April 2013. But that surge of extra income could be short-lived.
DECATUR -- The library is facing some big budget cuts.
SPRINGFIELD -- Now that lawmakers are done for the summer, it's up to Governor Quinn to finalize the state's budget.
SPRINGFIELD -- We're starting to get a picture of what next year's state budget might look like.
SPRINGFIELD -- The pressure's on for lawmakers to pass pension reform.
URBANA -- The Champaign County Courthouse is getting some work done, but it comes at a price.
URBANA -- City leaders are trying to tackle the upcoming budget.
SPRINGFIELD -- A watchdog group gives Governor Quinn's proposed state budget a stamp of approval.
SPRINGFIELD -- Over the past week, the major focus at the Capitol has been pension reform.
CHAMPAIGN -- People at the library hope a new budget comes with new hope.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers have about a month left before they have to have a final budget in place, but many critics question how long it takes and where the money goes.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are gearing up for the last few weeks of spring session and that means hammering out deals for several big ticket issues.
GIRARD -- For years, lawmakers and state leaders have kept early childhood education funding level, while cutting funding for other programs.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is getting some heat for his plan to help pay off Illinois' old bills.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is starting to feel the consequences of pushing off pension reform.
DECATUR -- The city council meets Monday night to discuss the city's budget.