Pension bill sent to Gov. Quinn for signature

A bill aimed at fixing Illinois’ hundred billion dollar pension crisis is before Gov. Pat Quinn. A spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday that the bill had been sent to Quinn. The move came a day after the Illinois General ... Continue Reading →

Legislators propose new pension plan

A bill proposed Wednesday by Illinois legislators would cut annual cost-of-living increases for retirees, make government workers pay more toward their retirement and raise the age when full benefits can be received. Rep. Elaine Nekritz and Rep. Daniel ... Continue Reading →

Bost tirade goes viral

State Rep. Mike Bost’s tirade over the pension reform bill last week has gone viral, with tributes and remixes on YouTube giving the Murphsyboro Republican worldwide exposure. We present here the original video of the outburst, Bost’s interview with ... Continue Reading →

Pension reform talks on the table for Quinn and legislative leaders

Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sit down with legislative leaders today to discuss major changes in the state’s pension system that will affect SIU employees and the university’s budget. The Legislature adjourned last week without voting on the contentious ... Continue Reading →
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