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  • Police body camera measure sent to Rauner

    Police body camera measure sent to Rauner
    The Illinois Senate on Saturday sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a measure that would set standards for how police officer worn body cameras can be used amid recent cries for more police accountability following officer-involved shootings and deaths.
  • Illinois Senate OK's severance cap for community college presidents

    Illinois Senate OK's severance cap for community college presidents
    The Illinois Senate approved a bill Saturday that would cap severance packages for the state's community college presidents and prevent them from receiving the kind of pricey buyout deal that sparked outrage at the College of DuPage earlier this year....

    Sweeping anti-heroin use bill sent to Rauner

    Sweeping anti-heroin use bill sent to Rauner
    The Illinois Senate on Saturday sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a sweeping measure aimed at curbing heroin use and preventing overdose deaths even as critics questioned how the state would pay for the $15 million program with a major budget shortfall. The...

    Emanuel's police, fire pension plan clears Illinois House

    Emanuel's police, fire pension plan clears Illinois House
    The Illinois House on Saturday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to fix Chicago’s police and fire pension systems, an approach that requires all city revenue from a Chicago casino to be paid into the funds and gives the city more time to...

    House OKs bill to lower Chicago pension payments for 5 years

    The Illinois House has approved a bill supporters say gives Chicago some "breathing room" in making payments to its police and fire pension funds. Lawmakers voted 65-45 to advance legislation Saturday to reduce Chicago's mandatory payment for each of the...