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Illinois school funding data fuel reform debate
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Newly released figures that show downstate school districts gaining at the expense of suburban ones have fueled a debate among lawmakers about a proposed overhaul of the complicated school funding formula that Illinois has used for almost two decades.Continued ...
Legal interpretation may erase pension glitch
CHAMPAIGN (AP) — A troublesome piece of last year's state pension-reform law may not cut university retirees' pensions after all, the State Universities Retirement System now says.Continued ...
Lawmakers to allow subpoenas for violence program
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program faces another layer of scrutiny after a legislative panel approved subpoena powers for itself Tuesday to dig into how the program's money was spent before and after Quinn's election campaign in 2010.Continued ...
Cullerton says 'good chance' tax plan will pass
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Monday that he's confident his chamber could find the votes to extend the state's income tax increase but fears other proposals may face a tougher road this spring.Continued ...
Ill. state workers retire at higher rate in April
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois officials say state workers retired at rates five times higher than average last month, an attempt to lock in benefits before an overhaul of the state's underfunded pension system takes effect June 1.Continued ...
Half million Illinois voters seek gerrymander end
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — With the help of wealthy donors and a bipartisan group of politicians, a petition to end the gerrymandering of Illinois election districts was presented Thursday, but it faces a stiff constitutional challenge that could keep the question off the November ballot.Continued ...
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- Illinois Senate adjourns without vote on tax plan
- Colleges left with veterans program costs
- Term limits issue could be tricky for Quinn
- Ill. jobs screened for political ties after hiring
- Patronage allegations give Quinn challenger fodder
- Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform
- Durkin says Obama library unaffordable for Ill.
- Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead
- Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum
- Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing
- Chicago-only casino option to face opposition
- Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes
- Voters to decide on 2 constitutional amendments
- Illinois school funding data fuel reform debate