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Business groups, injured employees weigh in on workers' comp

Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state's workers' compensation insurance program to reduce costs for employers. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan called a meeting of the Illinois House to hear testimony on the issue, which Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says is one of his top legislative priorities. Rauner has said Illinois' costs are among the highest in the nation, and that cutting them will help lure companies from other states and create jobs. But Madigan and other Democrats say Rauner's proposals would hurt working people and their families. For several hours Tuesday, workers...

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