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Chicago agency's pension reform could be test case
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — As pressure mounts on Illinois lawmakers to solve the state's pension crisis, the passage of reforms for Chicago park district employees is being held up as an example of a cooperative approach, even as it poses a dilemma for Gov. Pat Quinn, a vocal supporter of reform.Continued ...
Largest Illinois insurer reacts to Obama's shift
CHICAGO (AP) — With President Barack Obama shifting course Thursday to allow insurers to renew health plans they planned to cancel, Illinois regulators and the state's largest health insurance company found the ball in their court.Continued ...
Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have responded to Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption conviction, challenging the notion that the behavior that landed the disgraced former Illinois governor behind bars was run-of-the-mill political horse-trading.Continued ...
TV pitchman jailed after jurors find him guilty
CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors deliberated for less than an hour Tuesday before finding Kevin Trudeau guilty of criminal contempt in weeklong trial during which prosecutors accused the TV pitchman of lying in infomercials to boost sales of his diet book.Continued ...
Food stamp outreach boosting Illinois Medicaid
CHICAGO (AP) — Although only a few hundred middle-class Illinois residents were able to sign up for health insurance last month on the crippled federal HealthCare.gov website, the poor appear to be having an easier time enrolling in an expansion of Medicaid — and are doing so by the thousands.Continued ...
Ex-Ill. judge pleads guilty to heroin, gun counts
EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal in Illinois that included another judge's cocaine death pleaded guilty Friday to federal heroin and gun charges as part of a deal calling for him serving a year and a half in prison.Continued ...
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- Chicago agency's pension reform could be test case