John Cullerton http://peoriapublicradio.org en Senate hears pension reform proposal for university employees http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senate-hears-pension-reform-proposal-university-employees <p>As lawmakers began returning to Springfield Tuesday, they had a hearing to consider the merits of yet another pension proposal. This one is aimed just at people who work for Illinois' public universities. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois university employees would be asked to pay two percent more out of every paycheck. And when they retired, cost-of-living increases would be just half the rate of inflation, instead of the current three percent compounded annually.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:08:09 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 7584 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senate hears pension reform proposal for university employees Senate Democrats to meet on concealed-carry legislation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senate-democrats-meet-concealed-carry-legislation <p></p><div>Senate Democrats are planning to meet Monday to figure out how to respond to concealed-carry legislation passed by the House on Friday.</div><div> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:17:59 +0000 Denise Molina & Chris Slaby 6275 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senate Democrats to meet on concealed-carry legislation Online gambling measure considered http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/online-gambling-measure-considered <p></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:04:59 +0000 Tanya Koonce 2997 at http://peoriapublicradio.org