CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois’ massively-underfunded pension system, though the new law is certain to face threatened lawsuits by labor unions. 513 more words
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Yesterday, both houses of the Illinois General Assembly quickly passed an unconstitutional pension reform bill despite our state’s hard-working public-sector workers mounting an unsuccessful effort to convince lawmakers to vote against the legislation. 255 more words
CHICAGO (CBS) – Illinois House and Senate leaders emerging from two days of negotiations are saying “We have a deal.”
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was there when the so-called 4 tops, the House and Senate, Democratic and Republican leaders emerged from their talks. 464 more words
BREAKING NEWS: Illinois House FINALLY passes marriage equality bill, bill heads back to state senate
The Illinois House of Representatives has just passed a bill that would grant same-sex couples the same right to marriage as heterosexual couples.
The bill passed the state house with 61 members voting for the bill and 54 members voting against the bill. 68 more words
Democratic Illinois State Representative Chris Welch has signed on to legislation that would raise the Illinois minimum wage from $8.25/hour to $10.65/hour.
Raising the minimum wage would give the working poor more money to spend on goods and services, and it would be a small, but important, step toward making Illinois a better place to live. 63 more words