Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Still Few Gains In Illinois Pension Talks

One suggestion: extend the temporary income tax increase, set to expire in 2015, and earmark that revenue towards paying the pension obligations.


A vote on a local sales-tax increase will be determined by the single vote of a 23-year-old college student after a mistake by representatives.  (File. Getty Images.)

Constitutional Activist Says Illinois Amendment Is Confusing

John C. Bambenek, a Champaign resident who’s now running for the state Senate, is suing the state Board of Elections over the amendment.



S&P Lowers Illinois Credit Rating Over Pensions

The downgrade, from A+ to A, leaves Illinois with the nation’s second-lowest rating from S&P.


Illinois State Capitol 2, Getty Images, photo by Henryk Sadura

Illinois House Rejects Pension Cuts For Lawmakers Only

Gov. Quinn called legislators into special session Friday to address pensions. But nothing could be achieved.


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Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.


2/24/12-For the second time this month, St. Louis firefighters jammed the rotunda steps at City Hall. Board of Alderman president Lewis Reed outlined the pensions plan he hammered out with the firefighters' union during a late-night session Thursday. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Heated Words at Firefighters’ Pension Press Conference

Once again, dozens of St. Louis firefighters jammed the rotunda stairs inside City Hall.


St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom

St. Louis Police Face $3.8 Million Budget Gap

Chief says cuts can be made without losing officers


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Feds Dig into Blagojevich Pensions

State officials said last month they plan to deny Blagojevich’s $65,000-a-year pension, just as they did to his predecessor.



Are State Pensions at risk of Collapse?

Taxpayers’ group highlights millions in lifetime pension payments.


Ill. House Panel OKs Government Pension Cuts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) __ Efforts to shore up Illinois pension systems would force public employees to dig deep into their pockets or accept cuts to their retirement benefits. Many state employees would have to pay […]




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