SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Attorney General Lisa Madigan is arguing that a landmark Illinois pension overhaul should be upheld because the state has “police powers” that allow it to change a contract in extraordinary circumstances.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have passed legislation giving the attorney general more power to stop state pension payments to convicted felons.
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Nearly 100 organizations are joining together to push Illinois lawmakers to pass a school funding reform proposal in the spring.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ legislative leaders are offering their top ideas for political reforms.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A coalition of unions is asking a Sangamon County judge to prevent a statewide pension overhaul from taking effect until its constitutionality is decided.
CHICAGO (AP) — More than two dozen Illinois mayors are set to hold a news conference, hoping to encourage state lawmakers to make changes to pension systems for local police and fire departments.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s mayor is inviting young immigrants in the United States illegally to apply for internships, volunteer positions and summer jobs.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his plan to overhaul two city pension funds may be difficult to swallow, but will be worth it.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Mayors across Illinois are demanding that state lawmakers address serious shortfalls in local police and fire pension funds. The effort comes after the Illinois Legislature dealt with the state’s own pension problem last year.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Often criticized as advocating for the coal industry, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is launching reforms meant to help repair the agency’s image and make it more responsive to the public.