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  • Illinois Republicans sue over Democrat-drawn remap

    Illinois Republicans sue over Democrat-drawn remap
    The state’s top Republican legislative leaders today led the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging a Democratic-drawn remapping of the state’s House and Senate districts, alleging it unfairly discriminates against African Americans and...
  • Quinn wants unions back at table on McCormick Place changes

    Quinn wants unions back at table on McCormick Place changes
    Gov. Pat Quinn today tried to pressure McCormick Place union leaders back to the negotiating table to consider work-rule changes, saying he'll call lawmakers back to Springfield in September to act if an agreement can't be reached. The changes, put in...
  • Illinois House says Quinn revenue projections too optimistic

    Illinois House says Quinn revenue projections too optimistic
    The House made the first move against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget proposal Thursday, lowering the estimate of how much money the state should expect to take in next year by more than $200 million. For a state that owes more than $8 billion...
  • Quinn wants deep cuts, $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike for Medicaid

    Quinn wants deep cuts, $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike for Medicaid
    Gov. Pat Quinn today outlined his plan to overhaul the state’s health care system for the poor, an approach that includes a $1-a-pack hike in cigarette taxes coupled with deep cuts that will sharply curtail services. The governor repeatedly has...
  • Quinn wants public employees to pay more, work longer

    Quinn wants public employees to pay more, work longer
    Gov. Pat Quinn wants to fix Illinois' debt-ridden public pension system by getting government employees to work longer, pay more toward their retirement and accept less in benefits. The attempt to wipe out the $83 billion pension shortfall drew immediate...
  • Quinn defends proposal to raise cigarette taxes for health care

    Quinn defends proposal to raise cigarette taxes for health care
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his call to raise cigarette taxes as part of an effort to restructure the state's health care program for the poor, saying the $1-a-pack increase will prevent the need for deeper cuts that could harm hospitals or...
  • The unbearable lightness of Bill Brady

     
    Rick Pearson and Ray Long deliver the goods over at Clout Street with Brady swings, misses Quinn on early prisoner release issue: At a Capitol news conference, (presumptive GOP gubernatorial nominee Sen. Bill) Brady suggested that a man accused of......
  • Lawmakers vote to restrict scholarship abuses but loopholes remain

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 12:44 p.m.; last updated at 1:41 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- State lawmakers today approved legislation that would put new restrictions on a much-criticized, century-old legislative scholarship program in which the perks sometimes went to...
  • Pension reforms zoom through General Assembly

     
    Posted by Ray Long and Michelle Manchir at 5:45 p.m.; last updated at 8:11 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Following years of calls for pension reform, changes that would raise the retirement age to 67 for government workers to collect full benefits......
  • Quinn signs bill to cut state pension costs

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 1:50 p.m.; last updated at 6:40 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn affixed his signature onto a pension reform package today, saying the state will save billions of dollars because benefits will be lower......
  • DUI arrest of Cullerton's son highlights state vehicle perk

     
    From today's print edition: DUI arrest of Senate leader’s son highlights state vehicle perk Cullerton says he’ll look into ‘limiting the fleet’ By Monique Garcia, Jeremy Gorner and Ray Long, Tribune reporters The latest drunken driving arrest...