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Quinn Calling For Special Session To Set Up Special Election For Topinka's Seat

CHICAGO (CBS) – Gov. Pat Quinn was moving to call a special session of the Illinois General Assembly next month to vote on legislation to set up a special election in 2016 for the Illinois State Comptroller’s office. 354 more words


Illinois Supreme Court Allows Speedy Pension Appeal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois Supreme Court is allowing a speedy review of a state pension overhaul that a lower court has declared unconstitutional. 125 more words


Illinois Lawmakers Won't Vote On Minimum Wage

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois lawmakers face a number of issues as they wind down their fall veto session but won’t consider increasing the state’s minimum wage. 123 more words


Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Seek Action During Veto Session

our colleagues in the House are also prepared to vote yes,” she said.

Gov. Pat Quinn has said he’d like to see the minimum wage hike approved before he leaves office in January; but Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has urged lawmakers not to act on the minimum wage before he takes office, and not without also approving pro-business measures, such as changes to the state’s workers’ compensation laws, tax reductions, and caps on non-compensatory damages awarded in lawsuits. 282 more words


Talking with IEA's Jim Reed about SB16.

IEA’s Government Relations chief, Jim Reed.

I had a conversation with IEA’s Government Relations director Jim Reed about the upcoming lame duck Illinois General Assembly session and SB16. 287 more words