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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 ...
Probe of Quinn program stirs governor's race
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says his biggest achievements include cleaning up Illinois government after two scandal-plagued predecessors went to prison, but two back-to-back probes into hiring and management in the Chicago Democrat's administration have given his Republican challenger fodder to paint a contrasting picture.Continued ...
Illinois Senate adjourns without vote on tax plan
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An effort to let Illinois voters consider a proposed overhaul of the state's income tax system died Tuesday in the General Assembly, but there's still a strong possibility the November ballot could include an unprecedented four constitutional amendments.Continued ...
Colleges left with veterans program costs
CHAMPAIGN (AP) — A state program that guarantees college tuition for Illinois veterans has provided less and less money in recent years, which leaves public universities and community colleges to pick up the tab. The bill is expected to top $32 million this year.Continued ...
Term limits issue could be tricky for Quinn
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn distinguished himself early in his political career as a fighter for term limits, but this election year it's Illinois Republicans who are championing efforts to cap lawmakers' time in office.Continued ...
- 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
- Amendment protecting Ill. voters to go on ballot
- Change in Illinois' GPS monitoring law advances
- Durkin: Voter rights effort helps rebuild GOP
- Disgraced Illinois judge awaits prison assignment
- Ill. state workers retire at higher rate in April