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Madigan stares, unions don't blink

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.21.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

To witness Tuesday evening's hearing before the Illinois House Personnel and Pension Committee was to see, played out in real time, the essence of the...

Which Legislators Are Standing With Whom on Pension Reform?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

It's time to face the future and find a solution that saves more money and addresses unsustainable, compounded, 3 percent cost-of-living increases. It's time to truly fix the system.

Illinois pension crisis built on bad decisions all around

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.28.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Lawmakers need to learn the lessons of the state's pension history. Don't give us another set of quotes, like those above, to dredge up in another eight years. Don't make another bad decision. Pass Senate Bill 1.

Quinn Seeks To Buy Time To Replace Political Appointees

Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn sent back a bill passed with overwhelming majorities in both houses of the State Legislature, amending it to buy himself m...