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Mother charged with obstruction after girl's death
EFFINGHAM (AP) — The mother of a 7-year-old southern Illinois girl who authorities say was stabbed to death by her uncle made her first court appearance Tuesday on a misdemeanor obstruction charge of lying to investigators.Continued ...
Ill. pension fight could create deeper fiscal hole
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — With the fight over solving Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall now headed to the courts, the financially troubled state faces a grim possibility: The plan could be tossed, and Illinois could wind up in an even deeper fiscal hole than the one it's in now.Continued ...
Ill. Legislature OKs fix for $100B pension crisis
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Legislature approved a historic plan Tuesday to eliminate the state's $100 billion pension shortfall, a long-delayed decision proponents described as critical to repairing the state's deeply troubled finances but that faces the immediate threat of a legal challenge from labor unions.Continued ...
Pension plan goes to Illinois House, Senate
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A bipartisan committee of lawmakers signed off Monday on an estimated $160 billion plan to deal with the state's underfunded public pension crisis, sending the measure to the Illinois House and Senate for consideration.Continued ...
Illinois lawmakers briefed on pension deal
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' legislative leaders briefed other lawmakers Friday on details of a breakthrough agreement for solving the state's $100 billion pension crisis, leaving them four days to study the plan before facing a vote that could be crucial for the state's financial condition and their own re-election plans.Continued ...
GOP governor candidates mostly quiet on pensions
CHICAGO (AP) — While an agreement on a pension reform deal comes as a boost to Gov. Pat Quinn's bid for re-election, most Republicans seeking his job are hedging their reactions to navigate politically tricky waters.Continued ...
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