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Possible pension fix could save $145B
CHICAGO (AP) — A bipartisan panel tasked with solving Illinois' multibillion-dollar pension crisis is considering a framework that would save the state about $145 billion over 30 years, largely by ending automatic 3 percent cost-of-living increases for retirees.Continued ...
Prosecutor drops murder charge in teen's death
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois prosecutor on Thursday dropped all charges against a man accused of playing a role in the June 2010 murder of a 15-year-old girl, citing the refusal of three co-defendants to give "critical" testimony during the man's trial, which was to start next week.Continued ...
Jobs available under Obama health law in Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — Working on a tight timeframe, Illinois is building an 800-person army of temporary workers to help people sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.Continued ...
Ill. slow to implement new teachers grading system
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois' slow implementation of a teacher evaluation program aimed at grading teachers partly on whether their students' test scores are improving is creating problems for statewide school districts that for the first time will be using the groundbreaking reforms beyond Chicago.Continued ...
Quinn boosts Ill. interstate speed limit to 70 mph
CHICAGO (AP) — Motorists will be able to drive a little faster on Illinois' rural interstates under legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Pat Quinn, a move that puts Illinois in line with dozens of states that already have a 70 mph or higher speed limit.Continued ...
Early figures show attendance up at state fair
Preliminary figures show attendance was up slightly at this year's Illinois State Fair.Continued ...
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- One dead, dozens homes damaged in DuQuoin blast
- Simon, Quigley officiate mock gay marriages
- Autopsy planned for body found at Horseshoe Lake
- Police prep for So. Illinois festival crowd
- Roodhouse couple win $6.2 million in Illinois Lotto
- New student enrollment creates dorm crunch at SIU
- Data shows motorcyclists driving drunk in Illinois
- Illinois governor signs medical marijuana bill
- Possible pension fix could save $145B