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Government
4:56 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Indiana board votes for new highway near Chicago

 

  The Chicago area could be getting another highway in a few years.  A major vote to see that happen occurred Thursday in Indiana.  

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State News
6:43 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Details on state pension proposal

Teachers, state employees and retired government workers are staging last-ditch efforts to persuade legislators before a major pension vote Tuesday. 

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Government
6:41 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Dueling pension plans in IL House, Senate

Illinois' top Democrats are going forward with competing pension proposals.  One of them is scheduled for a vote Thursday.  Despite unions' strong stance against it, House Speaker Michael Madigan says he expects the House will pass his plan.  It would require state employees stay on the job until they're 67 years old before they could draw a full pension.  It also reduces future pension payouts.  But even as that package was gaining steam, Madigan's fellow Democrat, Senate President John Cullerton, was cooking up a different proposal, this one the brainchild of labor leaders.

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Government
10:44 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

State AFSCME deal could be null and void

Illinois' largest public employees union will take a new vote on a contract deal it had ratified in late February.

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Government
6:40 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

State House to vote on Medical Marijuana

 

The sponsor of a plan that would legalize medical marijuana in Illinois says a vote in the House could come as soon as this week. Representative Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie, says he expects to call the measure next week at the latest.

“It's not about people getting high. It's about making sure a 75-year old colon cancer patient who is terminal has an opportunity to live out her remaining years with a quality of life,” Lang says.

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