4:57 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Some question efficiency of Illinois’ Medicaid overhaul

The state of Illinois has been undertaking a massive change to its system of health care for the poor, elderly and disabled. IT's meant to streamline the struggling system and save money. But some say the state is moving too slowly.

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4:09 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Retired workers sue over state pension overhaul

A group of retired government workers has sued to block a law that cuts pension benefits for Illinois state employees. It's the latest in what's expected to be a series of lawsuits. 

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4:37 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Gov. Quinn mum on local pension overhaul issue

Governor Pat Quinn has emphatically called for an overhaul of the state's pension systems.  But he won't say where he stands on a local pension overhaul, one that a major campaign donor wants vetoed. 

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5:02 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

IL House pushes for its pension overhaul

Reps. Darlene Senger (left) and Elaine Nekritz discuss pensions in a Statehouse conference room.
Credit (Brian Mackey/Illinois Public Radio)

Members of the Illinois House continued pushing for their version of a pension overhaul Tuesday. The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate remain deadlocked over the best approach to fixing Illinois $100 billion pension problem. The latest twist could affect how public school teachers' pensions are funded. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more.
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