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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 10:06 am

Union faces unprecedented challenges, even from allies

What would drive a crowd of unionized state employees to boo the very governor they helped elect? The answer is about $83 billion of pension underfunding, a broken labor contract and a lot of jobs in ...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 09:01 am

Would require annual reports, include inmate evaluations

Illinois prison inmates may soon qualify for early release once more under a bill passed by state lawmakers last week. If approved by Gov. Pat Quinn, the move would address state prison overcrowding t...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:06 pm

Livestock farms to pay fees for EPA enforcement

Large livestock farms would have to pay for pollution permits under legislation headed to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The Clean Water Funding Fairness Act, which passed through the Illinois House and...
Thursday, May 10, 2012 03:43 am

Panel’s 3-7 vote against Tamms closure isn’t final word

A panel of state lawmakers voted last week to keep the state’s “supermax” prison open, but the costly facility’s ultimate fate rests with the governor....
Thursday, May 10, 2012 03:11 pm
Gov. Pat Quinn’s pension proposal has led to an increase in state employees applying for retirement, which could negatively affect Springfield businesses. According to the State Employees Retire...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 04:34 pm

House committee mulls prison overcrowding solutions

Putting a halt to early prison release in Illinois has cost the state $153 million a year, says one prison reform advocate. Meanwhile, inmates complain of cockroaches in their cells and a lack of reha...
Thursday, March 1, 2012 07:04 pm

Call on Quinn to enforce nurse ratio mandate

When Gov. Pat Quinn signed a nursing home reform bill last year, it was supposed to make sure nursing homes had enough actual nurses.Quinn approved the law on July 26, 2010, mandating that nursing hom...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 03:42 pm

Advocates say work isn’t over

The death penalty has been abolished in Illinois, but advocates say the fight isn’t over.On March 9, Gov. Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 3539, which abolishes the death penalty and redirects money...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 08:32 pm

Illinois to offer more choice of living arrangements

Rick Wilson of Springfield never thought it was asking too much for his daughter, Jennifer, who has cerebral palsy, to live in a comfortable environment. But when the Wilsons asked the State of Illino...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 05:30 pm

Agreement prevents layoffs and saves state $50 million

The largest union of state employees has ratified an agreement with the State of Illinois for the state to save upwards of $50 million in exchange for a promise of no layoffs.The American Federation o...

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