ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Board of Higher Education is instructing university leaders to prepare "worst-case scenario" budgets.
KANSAS -- Schools around the state are going through rough times, but an Edgar County district is trying to change that around.
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University is trying to deal with a budget deficit.
Update: 3:30 pm, 3/24/14, Monday OAKLAND -- Monday evening, the school board is set to talk about if the Ag and art teacher positions should be part time.
CHAMPAIGN -- Food pantries may have to pick up the slack after government cutbacks.
MATTOON -- Lake Land College is dealing with funding cuts.
DECATUR -- The library is facing some big budget cuts.
DECATUR -- The public library is looking for ways to trim hundreds of thousands of dollars from its budget.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new bill could save the state a little money by giving lawmakers a pay-cut.
URBANA -- About 1,100 people who work for Supervalu are losing their jobs.
SPRINGFIELD -- One lawmaker is working to put a limit on benefits for members of state boards and commissions.
DANVILLE -- School leaders say they no longer have a choice; cuts have to be made.
VILLA GROVE -- The school district is starting to feel the effects of the state's big cuts.
CHAMPAIGN -- State cuts are trickling down and city leaders are doing something about it.
CHARLESTON -- EIU will have fewer people on its payroll next year.
SPRINGFIELD -- Last month, WCIA-3 News joined with the Better Government Association to take a closer look at state boards and commissions.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state has had a stack of IOU's for years.
SPRINGFIELD -- Time has run out for lawmakers in Washington to reach a budget deal.
ARCOLA -- The school district is making major cutbacks, mostly to student sports.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois National Guard is keeping a close eye on congress as it works to stop automatic budget cuts.
SPRINGFIELD -- Families with loved ones at the Jacksonville Developmental Center made a final plea to Governor Quinn.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn signed a new law Monday streamlining the regional office of education.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn finally pulls the trigger on Medicaid cuts.
SPRINGFIELD -- A group is asking lawmakers to listen up and ignore the governor.
PESOTUM -- State police dispatchers will hold an informational picket outside district headquarters Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD- Big cuts are coming to Medicaid here in Illinois. Governor Quinn just rolled out his latest plan, and it's going to affect thousands who depend on the state for health care.
SPRINGFIELD -- We've said it before, the state is way behind paying hospitals and clinics.
DWIGHT -- State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is fighting to keep the Dwight Correctional Center open.
SPRINGFIELD - Lawmakers have a long list of options to reach $2.7 billion in Medicaid cuts this spring, but not many of them would be popular.
Mahomet-Seymour parents wish the district didn't have to make budget cuts.
Decatur School District is battling a five million dollar debt, and now school leaders have to find a way to balance the district's budget.
All eyes will be on Governor Quinn tomorrow as he lays out his plan for the state budget.
Tourism in Springfield generates more than $100 million a year, but the possibly budget cuts could take a bite out of that.