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  • Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings

    Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings
    The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money.
  • Community colleges stop hiring retired teachers over 'double dip' trouble

    Community colleges stop hiring retired teachers over 'double dip' trouble
    A state law meant to crack down on college administrators "double dipping" by retiring and then returning to work is having ripple effects farther down the economic ladder, with community colleges deciding not to hire retired teachers for fear of...

    Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements

     Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements
    Albert Valocchi, a University of Illinois engineering professor, recently recruited new graduate students to join his research team. He is scheduled to teach two classes this fall. He has several grant proposals pending. But Valocchi, 60, may not be...

    State Senate OKs bill to bar U. of I. lecturer

    State Senate OKs bill to bar U. of I. lecturer
    SPRINGFIELD --- Less than a week after a University of Illinois lecturer with ties to a 1970s radical group pleaded his case to keep teaching, the Illinois Senate passed a measure that would ban him from teaching regardless of whether the university rules...

    The effort to limit the terms of legislative leaders in Illinois since 2007

     
    These are all minor variations on the same proposal: To limit the number of years any one legislator can remain in a position of leadership in the General Assembly (which I advocate for in Wednesday's print column, to come). Not...