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Illinois with Obama on insurance cancellation fix
CHICAGO (AP) — After a week of consideration, Gov. Pat Quinn's administration announced Friday that Illinois will allow the one-year extension of existing health insurance plans proposed by President Barack Obama.Continued ...
Unions plan 'emergency days' to lobby lawmakers
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois' biggest public employee unions are planning a concerted lobbying push to oppose a developing plan to deal with the state's $100 billion pension crisis.Continued ...
Count of homes damaged in Ill. expected to grow
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — At least 900 homes in Illinois were either destroyed or badly damaged by Sunday's tornadoes, a figure that state officials say is likely to grow.Continued ...
Illinois regulators looking for health care scams
CHICAGO (AP) — Background checks have turned up three felons trying to get certified to help Illinoisans sign up for health insurance, state regulators told a governor's task force Tuesday.Continued ...
Ill. survivors shaken by deadly Illinois tornadoes
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nestled among the quiet fields of corn and beans that dominate the southwest Illinois landscape, Joe Hoy's llamas, ducks, rabbits and goats provided a cherished soundtrack for his neighbors and were a source of fascination for area children who would stop by to see them.Continued ...
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 ...
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