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Rauner Orders Names Of Political Hires Posted Online

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an executive order Thursday, requiring the state to publish a list of all political hires.

All employees who are exempt from Rutan hiring rules – which prohibit politics from playing a role in hiring, firing, or promotions in most state jobs – would have their names published on the Illinois Transparency & Accountability Portal website, at… 257 more words


Sen. Lightford to Host Diversity Development Conference for Small Business, October 23rd

Friday, October 17, 2014 || By Sen. Kimberly Lightford

Dear Friends,

Exciting news! Chicago State University will soon start developing a west campus, bringing the opportunity to enroll in an Illinois public university to our area. 271 more words


Key Figure In Metra Scandal Gets Specially Crafted State Job

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — During hearings last summer into a scandal at Chicago’s Metra transit agency, a former executive claimed he was fired after resisting a recommendation by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to hike the pay of a Metra employee who had raised campaign money for the powerful lawmaker. 889 more words


CMS: Illinois Behind On State Employee Insurance Payments

The department in charge of state employee benefits says Illinois is more than $1 billion behind on its health insurance payments.

Chris Slaby reports:

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House Panel Votes To Strip Free Health Care From Retired State Workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Illinois’ 78,000 state government retirees could lose their free health care benefits, under a measure headed to the full Illinois House for consideration. 309 more words


State Rep: Illinois Transparency Portal Is Missing Information

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS)The Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal – a Web site about state finances – is not as transparent as some people would like. 198 more words


State Of Illinois To Begin Using Car-Sharing Service For Employees

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — The state of Illinois maintains thousands of cars in its fleet but, but now it is trying a cheaper and greener alternative. 171 more words