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    House measure would give interest-free student loans

    by  • March 4, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    An Illinois state lawmaker says he’s sponsoring legislation that would give what could amount to interest-free loans to  college students. Democratic state Rep. Jay Hoffman of Swansea tells the Belleville News-Democrat that House Bill 5323 would direct the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to study a pay-it-forward type of loan program. Under it, students attending...

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    Ill. pension lawsuits ordered consolidated

    by  • March 4, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered that four lawsuits challenging Illinois’ new pension reform law be consolidated. The March 3 order transfers the case filed by a group of retired teachers in Cook County Circuit Court to Sangamon County Circuit Court, where the three other cases were filed. The court says all of the...

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