budget http://northernpublicradio.org en Final Stretch At Illinois Statehouse http://northernpublicradio.org/post/final-stretch-illinois-statehouse <p>Illinois lawmakers are set to meet every day through May 31st when the session is scheduled to adjourn.&nbsp;&nbsp;Plans for the next state budget are expected to begin surfacing this week.</p><p id="yui_3_7_2_1_1369040866314_4761"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1369040866314_4759">Other major issues before legislators include the state's pensions, same-sex marriage, and new casinos.</span></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:03:14 +0000 WNIJ 30122 at http://northernpublicradio.org Final Stretch At Illinois Statehouse Quinn signs new Illinois budget http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-new-illinois-budget <p>The&nbsp;$33.7 billion dollar budget is&nbsp;$57&nbsp;million&nbsp;dollars less than the budget lawmakers sent him.&nbsp;As promised, the governor is moving to close several state facilities, including Rockford&#39;s&nbsp;Singer Mental Health&nbsp;Center.<span></span>&nbsp; Sun, 01 Jul 2012 11:35:52 +0000 Mike Moen & Michael Puente 14287 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn signs new Illinois budget The Governor's Budget Address http://northernpublicradio.org/post/governors-budget-address <p>Governor Pat Quinn delivered his State Budget Address Wednesday, announcing &ldquo;today, our rendezvous with reality has arrived.&rdquo;</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:51:12 +0000 Susan Stephens 7367 at http://northernpublicradio.org The Governor's Budget Address