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    Pension law could cause early retirement of university employees

    by  • April 21, 2014 • Breaking News, News • 0 Comments

    University of Illinois officials have worried for months that state pension reforms will push employees to retire early. But they say language inadvertently placed in pension law may provide even stronger incentive. Avijit Ghosh is a senior adviser to university president Robert Easter He said at a trustees’ meeting Friday that the pension law...

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    Former deputies sue Randolph County sheriff for improper dismissal

    by  • April 21, 2014 • Breaking News, News • 0 Comments

    Two former deputies are suing Randolph County Sheriff Michael Hoelscher for allegedly dismissing them for supporting an opposing candidate in November’s election. Eric Steely and D. Jason Juenger filed the federal lawsuit Thursday in federal court against Hoelscher and Randolph County. Steely and Juenger allege they were dismissed as part-time deputies after walking in...

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    GOP criticizing agency directors for dire views on cutting tax increase

    by  • April 21, 2014 • Breaking News, News • 0 Comments

    Illinois Senate republicans are criticizing the directors of state agencies for trying to make the case for extending the income tax increase. State Sen. Matt Murphy (R-Palatine), says agency witnesses are describing the state’s financial condition in the most dire terms.  And claims they are cherry-picking every worst-case scenario possible to paint a picture...

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