The Y will continue to operate the housing, and its Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program will remain housed in the building for now.
Illinois had ranked 33rd with its 3.75 percent rate, but with the rate rising to 4.95 percent, Illinois’ rank bumps up to 17th.
James Woodard said it’s clear the state needs a budget, but not with such unreasonably high taxes.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Deregulation of charter schools allows private entities access to public monies without proper oversight.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: We value children and students everywhere. Children shouldn’t bear the burden of the mistakes of the past.
The crux of the stalemate remains what it will take for Gov. Bruce Rauner and his fellow Republicans to sign on to a tax hike they know is necessary.
Asked whether he believed a budget agreement could be reached by midnight on Friday, Madigan stayed neutral.
House Democrats have advanced a statewide property tax freeze to appease the Republican governor and get a budget before Saturday’s deadline.
BROWN: Illinois is one week away from going where no state has ever gone — into the ignominy of “junk bond” status.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: How about millionaire politicians helping schools out? Or, does Chance the Rapper have to do it all?
KADNER: No state has ever achieved a junk bond rating, but as of July 1 we could be the first if the state doesn’t pass a budget.
State government’s credit ratings took two major hits hours after lawmakers adjourned their regular session without a budget deal.
Madigan pinned the impasse on “the governor’s reckless strategy of holding the budget hostage to create leverage for his corporate agenda.”
Illinois is beginning to resemble one of those Antarctic glaciers that are so far gone they will continue to melt even if global warming is reversed.
Ald. Carrie Austin says CPS money woes are fault of state budget stalemate: “Somebody needs to take [Gov. Bruce] Rauner by his neck and wring it.”