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Obama, Boehner Hold Hour-Long White House Meeting

Posted: 12/13/2012 - It was the two men's second face-to-face encounter in five days as they seek to find an agreement that avoids economy-stressing tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to kick in on Jan. 1.

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No Progress in Fiscal Cliff Talks

Updated: 12/12/2012 - The deadline for avoiding an economy-rattling fiscal cliff is fast approaching and there's no sign of progress in talks aimed at finding a solution.

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Durbin: Weather events merit congressional plan

Posted: 12/10/2012 - Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois says severe weather events are becoming more frequent and Congress needs to consider how it plans to pay for disasters.

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Experts: Recession worst `fiscal cliff' outcome

Posted: 12/10/2012 - Experts predict that Illinois could lose $1 billion in federal grants if leaders in Washington allow the nation to fall off the so-called "fiscal cliff."

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Quinn will appeal judge's ruling on pay raises

Posted: 12/07/2012 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will appeal a judge's ruling that the state must eventually live up to its 2011 promise of pay hikes to state workers.

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White House rejects GOP fiscal cliff counteroffer

Updated: 12/03/2012 - The White House is rejecting a Republican counteroffer aimed at averting the "fiscal cliff," saying it does not meet what the White House calls "the test of balance."

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Rep. Manzullo on the 'Fiscal Cliff'

Posted: 11/29/2012 - On Thursday 23 News Anchor Mike Garrigan was able to visit 10 term Congressman Don Manzullo at his Northern Ogle County home.

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Lawmaker says still hope for gambling expansion

Posted: 11/29/2012 - The sponsor of legislation to add five new casinos in Illinois says Gov. Pat Quinn has been unwilling to negotiate a compromise, but he remains hopeful one can be reached.

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Illinois Senate overrides Quinn's prison cuts

Posted: 11/28/2012 - The Illinois Senate has voted to restore money that Gov. Pat Quinn cut from the budget to force the closure of prisons and other state facilities.

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Proposal for Illinois to borrow $4B to pay bills

Posted: 11/27/2012 - A state lawmaker is proposing Illinois borrow $4 billion to pay its overdue bills, saying agencies and vendors who do business with the state are in dire straits and need to be paid.

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Cullerton: Pension plan solid, constitutional

Posted: 11/15/2012 - Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is defending attempts to fix the state's pension problem after an influential business group said it couldn't be done.

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Obama to Address `Fiscal Cliff' on Friday

Posted: 11/08/2012 - President Barack Obama will make his first postelection comments Friday about actions needed to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that could plunge the economy back into recession.

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