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State News
6:43 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Attorneys for Illinois officials defend pension law

Attorneys for Illinois officials are defending controversial legislation cutting the retirement benefits of state employees. Unions representing those workers sued. They’re saying the pension changes are unconstitutional.

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State News
1:56 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Gov. Quinn against giving ADM tax incentives to stay in Il

When lawmakers return to Springfield for their fall session later this month, they'll be weighing requests from several international companies that want tax breaks for keeping their headquarters in Illinois. But as IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, Governor Pat Quinn is throwing cold water on that idea.

Most of the tax-credit attention has gone to agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland, which wants up to $24 million to keep its global head office in Illinois. But lawmakers have also heard requests from Zurich Insurance, based in Schaumburg, and OfficeMax, based in Naperville, and there are others.  Gov. Quinn, however, says pensions need to come first.

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