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  • Quinn to sign workers' comp overhaul today

    Quinn to sign workers' comp overhaul today
    Gov. Pat Quinn today will sign into law an overhaul of the state's workers' compensation system, a move that will slash medical rates, set new standards in determining a worker's disability and put in place more safeguards to prevent abuse. The...
  • Emanuel urges lawmakers to enact pension reform

    Emanuel urges lawmakers to enact pension reform
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was in Springfield Tuesday to testify on pension reform in Chicago. Emanuel was greeted by Democratic house speaker Mike Madigan and Republican leader Tom Cross as he arrived to testified to the house personal and pension...
  • State House GOP staffer gets suspension, 6-month probation for doing political work on state time

    State House GOP staffer gets suspension, 6-month probation for doing political work on state time
    SPRINGFIELD--A staffer for House Republican Leader Tom Cross received a six-month probation and an unpaid five-day suspension for conducting “prohibited political activity” on state time.   Legislative aide Nicholas McNeely, who’s worked...
  • Illinois House panel votes to cut education funding by 4 percent

    Illinois House panel votes to cut education funding by 4 percent
    SPRINGFIELD — State funding for schools would drop nearly 4 percent under a measure a House committee approved today. The move comes as House Democrats and Republicans seek to address the state’s finances during a session where they’...
  • A deep breath, then back to work

    A deep breath, then back to work
    The last few weeks showcased the Illinois General Assembly at its best and worst. Lawmakers plotted a course — and summoned the courage — to rescue Medicaid. They began the process of closing underused state institutions, passed a bill to...
  • Illinois GOP rallies against 'controlling, vindictive' Madigan

    Illinois GOP rallies against 'controlling, vindictive' Madigan
    Illinois Republicans used the state’s most powerful Democrat, House Speaker Michael Madigan, as a rally point during Saturday's party convention, blaming him for the state's ills while hailing a Downstate lawmaker’s tirade against him that...
  • Will County retailers told to get 'fake pot' off shelves by Jan. 1

    Will County retailers told to get 'fake pot' off shelves by Jan. 1
    Will County retailers are being put on notice. If they have any synthetic marijuana on their shelves, it better be gone by Jan. 1 when a new state law banning “fake pot” takes effect. Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross, R-Plainfield,...
  • Fore!

    Fore!
    When lawmakers fled Springfield on May 31 without fixing the state's pension crisis, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would bring them back "as soon as possible" to vote on a solution. One week. Two weeks. Three weeks. Four weeks and counting. The leaders are...
  • Getting past gridlock

    Getting past gridlock
    In the next life, whatever that entails, we'll be thrilled if we never have to type the phrase "ruinous Illinois pension crisis." But before we shuffle off what Shakespeare called this mortal coil, writing about our state officials' failure to fix the...
  • Quinn signs landmark pension abuse reforms into law

    Quinn signs landmark pension abuse reforms into law
    — Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed into law a major crackdown on lucrative public pension abuses that saw top union officials land hefty retirement packages, double dip and substitute teach for one day but win benefits for life. "The pension...
  • Quinn signs public pension overhaul

    Quinn signs public pension overhaul
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a major crackdown on lucrative public pension abuses that saw top union officials land hefty retirement packages, double dip and substitute teach for one day but win benefits for life. "The pension...
  • State lawmakers attack pension abuses

    State lawmakers attack pension abuses
    SPRINGFIELD -- House lawmakers attacked union pension abuses on two fronts today in response to Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV investigations, including weekend stories exposing how two lobbyists can get public teacher pensions for a single day of substitute...