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  • Consolidate CTA, Metra, Pace or scrap RTA, report concludes

     Consolidate CTA, Metra, Pace or scrap RTA, report concludes
    The Regional Transportation Authority should either be strengthened into a superagency to coordinate all Chicago-area transit service or be eliminated entirely, leaving the CTA, Metra and Pace to fend for themselves, according to a new report from a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
  • Quinn signs small-business retirement plan bill into law

    Quinn signs small-business retirement plan bill into law
    Most businesses in Illinois will soon be required by law to adopt a retirement savings plan for employees, under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Sunday. The law requires all businesses in operation for at least two years and that have at least...

    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. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a retirement savings measure that was passed by the...

    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...