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Illinois General Assembly

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  • Bill would name new I-74 bridge for late US Rep. Lane Evans

    A proposal in the Illinois House would name a new Interstate 74 bridge over the Mississippi River after the late U.S. Rep. Lane Evans. Evans, who was from Rock Island, died Nov. 5 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. The Democrat was first...
  • Sugar: One last time Ernie Banks swung and missed

    Sugar: One last time Ernie Banks swung and missed
    The life and death of Ernie Banks is truly instructive on many levels. Universally acclaimed as a perennial optimist with the sunniest disposition, he was the most beloved Cubs player in Chicago. He was the first African-American player for the Cubs,...
  • Former Gov. Quinn earning $11,396 monthly pension

    Former Gov. Pat Quinn receives a state pension of just under $11,400 a month, though it could shrink if proposed reforms he signed are enacted. WUIS Springfield reports (http://bit.ly/1aIPrLi ) the former governor receives a check for $11,396 a month, or...
  • Escape prompts look at how mental health facilities transport prisoners

    Escape prompts look at how mental health facilities transport prisoners
    In response to a prisoner escape from an Elgin Mental Health Center transport van last summer, state Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) filed House Resolution 199 urging the Illinois auditor general to investigate the practices and procedures currently used...
  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions

    Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities. The agency said Friday that it lowered the rating on $8.3 billion in general...
  • Butler picked as new Illinois lawmaker

    A staffer for a U.S. Congressman from Illinois has been chosen to replace a state lawmaker who resigned from the General Assembly earlier this month. Tim Butler of Springfield will fill the seat left vacant after former state Rep. Rich Brauer of...
  • Letters to the editor

    Support Medicaid, invest in health As a result of recently enacted reforms, Illinois' Medicaid program is in the midst of great transformation, with new ways to deliver care, improve outcomes and achieve savings. More than 115 hospitals across the state...
  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating

    Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating
    As Chicago heads into a mayoral runoff, a downgrade of the city's debt rating is bringing its precarious financial condition into sharp focus. Citing an overwhelming pension burden, Moody's Investors Service on Friday dropped Chicago's rating to Baa2,...
  • Rita sees new hope for casino expansion

    Most gamblers believe that no matter how bad their luck is running, everything can change with the next roll of the dice, turn of the wheel or flip of a card. State Rep. Robert Rita, D-Blue Island, who has been leading the battle to expand casino...
  • State eyes more secure driver's license to avoid flying restrictions

    State eyes more secure driver's license to avoid flying restrictions
    Illinois is working on a plan to bring state driver's licenses up to federal security standards before new air travel restrictions kick in next year. Currently, Illinois licenses and identification cards do not meet minimum standards mandated by the...
  • Letters to the Editor

    Support Gail Johnson for Oswego village president As a current village trustee, I have worked with Gail Johnson for the past four years. Gail has proven herself to be a dedicated leader with integrity and a clear vision for the future. She realizes...