• Illinois Senate debates university pensions

    by  • June 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A pension reform proposal developed by a group of education experts has been debated in an Illinois senate committee. The six-step plan was developed by officials from the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University. Senate President John Cullerton supports it. Legislation sponsors say it achieves cost savings and is constitutionally sound....

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    Prosecutors: Jackson can get treatment in prison

    by  • June 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Federal prosecutors are refuting the contention by defense attorneys that Jesse Jackson Jr. should spend less time in prison because a lengthy sentence would cause his fragile mental health to deteriorate. In a court document filed Monday, they say the bureau of prisons has hundreds of mental health experts who can treat the former...

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    Ex-judge in drug case hopes for delayed trial

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    Attorneys for a former southwestern Illinois judge want to delay his July trial, saying he needs more time at a drug treatment facility. Mike Cook was charged with heroin and gun possession as part of a widening courthouse drug scandal. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Cook’s lawyers are hoping to get the case delayed because...

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