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Wind-swept Madiganistan, that arid economic wasteland once known as Illinois, is in absolute ruins. Young people flee the state in search of a future, and their future isn't here. Businesses leave, taking jobs with them. Taxes keep going up to feed...
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Illinois homeowners at odds with their community association have little recourse. They can try to resolve the matter with the board, or they can pay an attorney to do it for them. Another option recently was introduced to the General Assembly: HB1293,...
There is no mistaking Illinois for Kansas when it comes to driver behavior around children, state Rep. Elaine Nekritz says. "I grew up in Kansas. Everybody slowed down for school zones,'' said Nekritz, a Democrat from Northbrook who has lived in...
TribLocal - Tinley Park » NewsA pension reform plan that aims to save tens of billions of dollars surfaced at the Capitol today, but questions remain about a controversial provision …...
TribLocal - Northbrook » NewsWith the constitutionality of Illinois' eavesdropping law already facing several court challenges, a Democratic state representative from Northbrook has filed a bill that would allow …...
Change of SubjectWhere do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
— Senate President John Cullerton's pension reform proposal would slice only about half of what he estimated it would immediately cut from the state's nearly $100 billion retirement system debt, a development that could boost chances for the rival...
— House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday announced that he has struck a preliminary deal with the state's universities and community colleges that will require them to slowly pick up the cost of teacher pensions over several years even as tuition...
If a good plan for relieving Illinois' pension crisis has momentum, why not offer an inferior proposal that wouldn't do as much good? To that end, Senate President John Cullerton on Monday unveiled another insufficient pension reform bill, this one with...
— Senate President John Cullerton says one good reason to support his pension reform plan is that the unions won't sue because they're in on the deal, but already a group of retired teachers is prepared to go to court if the proposal becomes law....
— For years, the big debate about reforming the state's heavily underfunded pension system has centered on how many billions the state could save and how much money retirees might lose. But the proposal the House passed last week also seeks to...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House today approved a far-reaching pension reform plan pushed by Speaker Michael Madigan that is headed for an uncertain fate in the Senate. The proposal aims to erase the state's nearly $100 billion pension debt by...
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