Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says a pending move by Illinois' largest public-pension fund could increase the state's required payment by hundreds of millions of dollars.  It says that would have a "devastating impact" on education and social services. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law limiting the size of severance agreements at community colleges.  The governor took action on legislation to put a cap on future buyouts for administrators of no more than one year of salary and benefits. 

A report from Illinois lawmakers has found that state university and community college presidents have enjoyed lavish perks, some worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, that aren't always disclosed to taxpayers. 

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Illinois lawmakers are scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday on a proposal to eliminate a benefit for state university employees. The children of those workers can receive a 50% tuition waiver at any state school. 

A U.S. Senator from Illinois wants to extend benefits for injured veterans. Caregivers of veterans can receive a stipend from the federal government if the veteran served on or after September 11, 2001. 

Democratic lawmakers are asking Illinois' colleges and universities for more information about administrators' contracts and benefits following a $762,000 buyout package that College of DuPage trustees approved for the school's president. 

U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock introduced legislation to give surviving military spouses more time to decide how best to spend death benefits. 

Cullerton unveils pension proposal

May 6, 2013

Senate President John Cullerton's office has released the first official outline of the pension proposal he negotiated with unions. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has a rundown.