State News
7:04 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Rauner, Quinn file quarterly campaign financing reports

Republican Bruce Rauner is out raising and outspending Democratic Governor Pat Quinn in the race for Illinois governor. Quarterly campaign financing reports were due Wednesday.

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5:02 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Teachers unions endorse Quinn, despite some opposition

Governor Pat Quinn now has the support of the two statewide teachers unions. The Illinois Federation of Teachers endorsed Quinn Wednesday, despite the union's opposition to Quinn's ideas for pension changes.

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6:19 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Supreme Court limits power of IL home care worker unions

The U.S. Supreme Court is limiting the power of home care worker unions in Illinois.  

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State News
7:14 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Disagreement over how to fix local pension funds for cops and firefighters

Towns across Illinois are paying more and more money into their local pension funds for cops and firefighters. But many are still seeing the financial health of those pensions get worse and worse. Unions and municipalities fiercely disagree on what caused the crisis and how state lawmakers should fix it. Illinois Public Radio's Alex Keefe reports. 

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State News
6:45 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Some unionized state workers still waiting for promised raises

Illinois lawmakers still have yet to fund long-promised raises for certain state employees. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, it’s affecting thousands of unionized workers.

The raises were negotiated under the Blagojevich administration, but it was Gov. Pat Quinn who starting in 2011 said he didn’t have the money to pay them. The AFSCME union sued, and a judge ordered the state to pay, with interest.

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State News
6:24 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Pension plan could be nearing completion

Legislators writing an overhaul of the state's pension systems could be nearing the end of their work. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky has the latest.                                                             

Feedback's been plentiful since late last month, when a draft of a pension plan drawn up by a bipartisan legislative committee was leaked.

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