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Key Details of Decision Over Illinois Pension Crisis

After years of inaction, Illinois lawmakers have approved a historic plan to finally close the gap on the state’s $100 billion public pension shortfall, which is considered the nation’s worst.

12/03/2013

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Suspicious Letter at Gov Office Had Baby Powder

State officials say a “suspicious letter” that caused an evacuation at Gov. Pat Quinn’s constituent services office in Springfield contained baby powder.

12/03/2013

Illinois Capitol

Illinois Lawmakers OK Plan to Fix $100B Pension Crisis

The House voted 62-53 in favor of the plan, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he will sign it. The Senate approved the measure 30-24 just minutes earlier.

12/03/2013

Illinois Capitol

Illinois Legislators Reach Pension Deal

After more than five months of work, Illinois’ legislative leaders announced Wednesday they’ve reached a deal to help solve the state’s $100 billion pension problem, considered the nation’s worst.

11/27/2013

Illinois Capitol (KMOX/File)

Illinois House To Convene Next Week On Pensions

Illinois House lawmakers are expected to gather in Springfield next week to approve a possible solution to the state’s roughly $100 billion pension crisis.

11/26/2013

Photo: Getty/Alex Wong

Politics & Health Insurance in Illinois

Land of Lincoln is in minority as a state with a Democratic governor, but no health insurance marketplace.

11/24/2013

File photo of a Bishop holding a cross while leading mass. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Conservative Group Concerned About Religious Protections in Ill. Marriage Bill

The Thomas More Society believes the uncertainty will result in hundreds, or even thousands, of lawsuits.

11/20/2013

WASHINGTON, IL - NOVEMBER 18: Damaged buildings along Washington Road in the aftermath of a tornado on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. A fast-moving storm system that produced several tornadoes that touched down across the Midwest left behind a path of destruction in 12 states.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Ill. Gov. Quinn Adds Another 6 Counties to Disaster Area

Sunday’s storms spawned tornadoes that pummeled the state, killing at least six people and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses.

11/19/2013

Storm damage in Pekin, Illinois (Photo credit: John Clark)

Illinois Governor Quinn to Tour Storm Damage Today

The Chicago Democrat is set to visit five communities in central and southern Illinois on Monday to see damage up close.

11/18/2013

Fans at Chicago's Soldier Field are warned to take cover as strong storm approaches on November 17, 2013. (Getty/David Banks)

Illinois Governor Reacts To Storm Damage

Pat Quinn offers information on road closures and storm damage.

11/17/2013

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