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  • 'Is Chicago really getting cheated?' and other follow-up questions on teacher pensions

     
    Q: What? Another Q&A column about teacher pensions? A: I know! But last week's dialogue prompted so many questions from readers — as opposed to those from the voice of curiosity in my head — that I felt a sequel......
  • Quinn to sign workers' comp overhaul today

    Quinn to sign workers' comp overhaul today
    Gov. Pat Quinn today will sign into law an overhaul of the state's workers' compensation system, a move that will slash medical rates, set new standards in determining a worker's disability and put in place more safeguards to prevent abuse. The...
  • Illinois high court to rule on $31B public works program

    The Illinois Supreme Court is expected to decide today the constitutionality of Gov. Pat Quinn's showcase $31 billion public works program, with an adverse ruling likely to throw a state in financial turmoil into even deeper disarray. Sinking in billions...
  • Quinn: No Guantanamo detainees in Illinois

    WASHINGTON--Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he and Sen. Dick Durbin are seeking a letter from the White House saying the vacant state prison in Thomson would not house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, so plans could advance to sell the facility to...
  • Pension overhaul hits snag in Springfield

    Pension overhaul hits snag in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD---Supporters of pension reform were scrambling to line up votes today as the clock ticks down toward a midnight adjournment deadline. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan said he does not plan to vote for the proposal, and many of his...
  • A deep breath, then back to work

    A deep breath, then back to work
    The last few weeks showcased the Illinois General Assembly at its best and worst. Lawmakers plotted a course — and summoned the courage — to rescue Medicaid. They began the process of closing underused state institutions, passed a bill to...
  • Quinn signs bill requiring retirees to pay part of health insurance

    Quinn signs bill requiring retirees to pay part of health insurance
    Gov. Pat Quinn today approved legislation requiring thousands of retired state employees to chip in on the costs of health care insurance that many of them get for little or nothing. The law attempts to rein in the state’s rising costs but also...
  • 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...
  • Fore!

    Fore!
    When lawmakers fled Springfield on May 31 without fixing the state's pension crisis, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would bring them back "as soon as possible" to vote on a solution. One week. Two weeks. Three weeks. Four weeks and counting. The leaders are...
  • Getting past gridlock

    Getting past gridlock
    In the next life, whatever that entails, we'll be thrilled if we never have to type the phrase "ruinous Illinois pension crisis." But before we shuffle off what Shakespeare called this mortal coil, writing about our state officials' failure to fix the...
  • 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...