• Senate President announces pension agreement with unions

    by  • May 6, 2013

    After years of negotiations, Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has announced that the state’s public employee unions have agreed to a pension reform plan that will shave tens of billions of dollars off of Illinois’ nearly $100 billion pension liability. With the help of Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora), he intends to amend Senate Bill...

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    Two more residents moved from Murray Center

    by  • May 6, 2013

    We have confirmed reports that two more residents of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia are being moved, today, that makes three residents who have so far been moved from the facility as part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to completely shutter the facility. Department of Human Services Spokeswoman Januari Smith confirms...

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    Illinois senators to consider 2 pension options

    by  • May 6, 2013

    State senators are expected to consider two possible paths toward addressing the nation’s worst pension crisis. One option is legislation approved in the Illinois House last week. That bill is sponsored by House Speaker Michael Madigan. It would require public employees to pay 2 percent more toward their retirement benefits. It would also reduce...

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