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Judge: No to term limits, redistricting measures
CHICAGO (AP) — Measures that would allow Illinois voters to decide on term limits for legislators and a new political redistricting process can't appear on November's ballot, a Cook County judge ruled Friday, in a decision that could be a setback for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.Continued ...
Illinois village seeks private fire department
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — One of a number of Illinois towns struggling with increasing pension costs wants to save money by shifting control of its fire department to a private company — a rare move village officials argue is the only option because they can't make any more cuts or raise taxes.Continued ...
GOP lawmaker wants governor to testify on program
CHICAGO (AP) — A vocal Republican lawmaker called Wednesday for Gov. Pat Quinn to testify before a legislative commission over a scandal-plagued anti-violence program the same day a published report showed the Quinn initiative gave money to a nonexistent program that claimed to help former inmates.Continued ...
Lawmaker signs most subpoenas for Quinn program
CHICAGO (AP) — Five former state officials under Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will be subpoenaed to testify about a troubled 2010 anti-violence program next month, but the rejection of two other subpoenas by a key Democratic lawmaker on Tuesday reignited claims of election year politics.Continued ...
7 called to testify on Quinn anti-violence program
CHICAGO (AP) — A legislative subcommittee voted Monday to subpoena seven former state officials connected to Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence initiative that's also under federal and Cook County probes.Continued ...
Education board chief got $48K to leave
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Board of Higher Education paid a former executive director $48,000 to resign in the fall of 2012 while stating publicly — to avoid negative publicity — that he would be available for consultation during the transition to a new chief, the state's inspector general said in a report released Friday.Continued ...
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- Judge: No to term limits, redistricting measures