| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:29 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A coalition of public labor unions is seeking an expedited ruling in consolidated lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a new Illinois pension law.
We Are One Illinois and other parties filed a motion in Sangamon County...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:47 AM
The Illinois Supreme Court's ruling extending constitutional protection to public sector retiree health care is a negative credit factor for Illinois, Chicago and local governments seeking to alter pension benefits, Moody's Investors Service said on...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:54 PM
SPRINGFIELD — State workers and retirees can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for a while — after a judge on Wednesday delayed the start of a far-reaching overhaul of their pensions until it can be determined whether the measure...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:02 AM
A coalition of labor unions on Monday asked a court in Springfield to prevent a new state law aimed at curbing Illinois’ public employee pension debt from taking effect next month until questions about its constitutionality have been resolved.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Nine students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus have been clinically diagnosed with the mumps since returning from spring break, officials said.
Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the U. of I. McKinley Health Center, said the...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:05 AM
A group representing retired state workers on Thursday filed the second lawsuit challenging sweeping changes to the state’s public employee pension system, arguing the measure violates a clause in the Illinois Constitution intended to protect...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Springfield powerbroker William Cellini was sentenced to a year and day in prison today for his role in corruption tied to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Cellini, 77, a longtime Republican lobbyist and fundraiser, had operated for years...
| Aug 23, 2012
The owner of a downstate dog training facility has agreed to refund thousands of dollars to families who were promised autism service dogs for their children but never received them, according to a consent judgment expected to be filed Thursday.
| May 12, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Health care experts and some public officials are floating a radical idea as Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel prepares to take office: a full or partial merger of Chicago and Cook County's health departments.
Operating a single health department with broader...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A judge in Sangamon County, Illinois has ruled that the state does not have to renew its foster and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities. Illinois ended the over $30 million dollars in annual contracts last month after Catholic Charities said it...