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Lawmakers inside a private event where Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark pension reform into law say the mood was somber.
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday.
The extreme cold slamming the Great Plains isn't about to cool off one of the hottest segments of the American economy: North Dakota's oil patch.
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The email blasting Rep. Dave Camp's tax plan as "disastrous" arrived two days before a pivotal meeting between House Republican leaders and their chief tax writer.
State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, issued the following statement Tuesday after the General Assembly approved a landmark conference report aimed at stabilizing the state's retirement systems, which is estimated to save the state $160 billion over the next 30 years.
With the fight over solving Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall now headed to the courts, the financially troubled state faces a grim possibility: The plan could be tossed, and Illinois could wind up in an even deeper fiscal hole than the one it's in now.
State representative Darlene Senger announces her campaign to be a member of Congress from the 11th District on July 31, 2013.
Illinois' Democratic-controlled legislature on Tuesday passed a landmark pension reform bill, choosing to address the state's crumbling finances over strong public labor union opposition to cuts in retirement benefits.
Illinois racing remained on the brink of virtual extinction as the state legislature took no action Dec. 3 on a bill that would have provided funding to run a full 2014 schedule.
By Pam DeFiglio After years of dithering, Illinois senators and representatives took a momentous step forward Tuesday in solving the $100 million pension problem that has bedeviled the state, its finances, and its credit rating.
The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could... The engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, nodded at the controls just before the ... (more)
The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to eliminate the state's $100 billion pension shortfall, considered the worst in the nation.
Diplomats vexed over Afghanistan's future applied new pressure on the war-torn nation's leaders Tuesday to agree to allow thousands of foreign troops to remain there beyond next year, or risk being left... World diplomats vexed over how to secure Afghanistan's future used a looming year-end deadline on Tuesday to persuade the war-torn nation's ... (more)
A critical vote for past, current, and future public workers is set to take place in the Illinois General Assembly today and if Governor Pat Murray gets his way and deep cuts are made to the pension and retirement rules, critics worry that similar efforts to strip workers of their earned retirement benefits will be replicated nationwide.