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Blago hearing focuses on what's legal politics
CHICAGO (AP) — Judges considering an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich spent much of oral arguments Friday focusing on one question: At what point does run-of-the-mill political horse-trading veer into corruption?Continued ...
State wards won't be moved from disabled center
CARLYLE (AP) — A judge's ruling this week means 23 wards of the state will not be moved for now from the facility for the developmentally disabled where they live in southern Illinois.Continued ...
Madigan: Corporate tax breaks need review
CHAMPAIGN (AP) — House Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday sharply criticized corporate requests for tax breaks like those Illinois lawmakers considered earlier this month and says he's unlikely to support deals for companies that pay little in taxes.Continued ...
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 ...
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- Blago hearing focuses on what's legal politics