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  • State deal reached to keep Tinley mental health center, other facilities open for time being

    State deal reached to keep Tinley mental health center, other facilities open for time being
    SPRINGFIELD — Tinley Park Mental Health Center and six other state facilities would stay open in the short term and nearly 1,900 layoffs would be avoided under a deal struck Monday night, according to leading Democrats and Republicans. The outline...
  • 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...
  • Suzi Schmidt to stay in office, seek re-election

    Suzi Schmidt to stay in office, seek re-election
    State Sen. Suzi Schmidt announced Wednesday that she will stay in office and seek re-election next year, despite recent controversy over her 911 call requesting special treatment during a marital dispute. "I believe I can and will continue to serve the...
  • Quinn wants Madigan push to end controversial scholarships

    Quinn wants Madigan push to end controversial scholarships
    Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he will ask House Speaker Michael Madigan to run legislation later this month to eliminate the scandal-plagued legislative scholarship program. The governor’s comments came a day after Madigan indicated he would...
  • Pension abuse reform advances in Illinois House

    Pension abuse reform advances in Illinois House
    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers on Wednesday advanced reform legislation aimed at thwarting lucrative pension abuses by some labor leaders. Inspired by disclosures in Tribune/WGN-TV investigations, a key provision aims to end the practice of labor...
  • Pension abuse reform legislation advances in House

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers on Wednesday advanced reform legislation aimed at thwarting lucrative pension abuses by some labor leaders. Inspired by disclosures in Tribune/WGN-TV investigations, a key provision aims to end the practice of labor...
  • Quinn wants to increase tax credit for working poor

    Quinn wants to increase tax credit for working poor
    Gov. Pat Quinn met behind closed doors with legislative leaders today to talk jobs and economic growth, floating a plan that would increase the state’s earned income tax credit for low-income families and close some corporate tax loopholes. The...
  • Cullerton says progress being made on business tax relief deal

    Cullerton says progress being made on business tax relief deal
    Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday that progress is being made toward a broad deal to pair tax breaks for the city’s financial exchanges with relief for smaller businesses and individual taxpayers. Legislative leaders, who meet privately...
  • Quinn close on deal to avoid facility closures

    Quinn close on deal to avoid facility closures
    Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he’s close to a deal with lawmakers that would keep seven state facilities open through the end of the budget year and prevent 1,900 layoffs. Quinn said his office has been working with legislative budget leaders...
  • Quinn calls special session on pension reform Aug. 17

    Quinn calls special session on pension reform Aug. 17
    Gov. Pat Quinn today called for a special session of the General Assembly on Aug. 17 to take up pension reform. "It's time to vote," Quinn said of lawmakers. "See you in Springfield." The Illinois House already was scheduled to be in that day to deal...
  • Pension reform elusive in Illinois

    Pension reform elusive in Illinois
    When lawmakers left the Statehouse at the end of May, the problem of fixing the nation's most underfunded state public employee pension system was left unresolved amid myriad political concerns and divides. Despite Gov.Pat Quinn's decision to call...