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Truly balanced budgets have proved elusive in Illinois (WITH VIDEO) Truly balanced budgets have proved elusive in Illinois (WITH VIDEO)

Truly balanced budgets have proved elusive in Illinois (WITH VIDEO)

Gov. J.B. Pritzker will deliver his first budget address Wednesday, laying out his spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, in a highly-anticipated speech before a joint session of the General Assembly. Pritzker campaigned in 2018 on a promise to balance the state’s budget. But what, exactly, constitutes a “balanced” budget can be open to interpretation.

Aurora shooting prompts efforts to tighten enforcement of Illinois gun laws Aurora shooting prompts efforts to tighten enforcement of Illinois gun laws

Aurora shooting prompts efforts to tighten enforcement of Illinois gun laws

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and some state lawmakers said Tuesday that last week’s mass shooting at an Aurora manufacturing plant will lead to efforts to tighten enforcement of the state’s gun laws. “My entire team is focused on it and has been all weekend and through today, and we’re going to make sure to make proposals that will tighten the rules around revocation of FOID...
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