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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Legislature has taken action to create a committee to address the state's $97 billion pension crisis.
CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law the nation’s strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling.
CHICAGO (AP) — A spokeswoman for Lisa Madigan says the Illinois attorney general is "doing her job" to advise state lawmakers and make sure the Legislature's final plan on pension reform "survives an inevitable court challenge."
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois university employees would pay more toward their pensions and receive annual retirement-pay increases tied to inflation in a reform plan the Senate president supports.
CHICAGO – A solution to Illinois' worst-in-the-nation state pension crisis remained far from reach Friday, as legislative leaders and Gov. Pat Quinn said they would try again to pass a plan backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan – one that failed in the Senate last month and is unlikely to pass next week.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn is asking legislative leaders to form a conference committee to forge a compromise on Illinois' $97 billion pension crisis.
ST. LOUIS – A second Illinois prosecutor has decided to let his county’s residents carry concealed weapons even as the governor weighs whether to allow it statewide, reflecting surging impatience among local law enforcement months after a federal court tossed out the state’s last-in-the-nation ban.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign says the Chicago Democrat is focused on working for the people of Illinois, not on politics.
CHICAGO – Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is urging Illinois communities to consider banning assault-style weapons before new legislation is signed that could prohibit local governments from doing so in the future.
CHICAGO – The outlook for thousands of Illinois service providers became brighter after lawmakers dedicated a $1.2 billion windfall to addressing the state’s chronic unpaid bills problem, but some fear the positive trend could be short-lived.
What to know about law awaiting Gov.’s signature
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says he has spoken with House Speaker Michael Madigan and they plan to sit down Monday to discuss how to fix Illinois' $97 billion pension crisis.
McHenry County’s representatives in Springfield are not sure what, if anything, will be accomplished in a special session later this month to address the pension crisis.
CHICAGO – Federal officials could end up overseeing the new Illinois health insurance marketplace for years to come after lawmakers in Springfield balked again at a full embrace of President Barack Obama's health care law.
CHICAGO – The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday gave the state of Illinois an extra 30 days to lift its ban on concealed weapons.
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