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Government
5:17 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Lawmakers advance Emanuel Chicago pension plan

A bill to cut retirement benefits for some City of Chicago employees has made its way to the governor’s desk. But it’s not clear whether he will sign it. IPR'S Tony Arnold reports.

In one day, the Illinois State House and Senate approved a measure affecting more than 56-thousand city laborers and municipal workers. The bill would have current employees pay more toward their pensions - while retirees would get less money in benefits.

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Government
2:05 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

State concerned about health worker shortage

Public health officials are concerned there won't be enough health care providers to serve the increased patient load that is expected under the Affordable Care Act. A state panel has released nearly two dozen recommendations to alleviate what it sees as a workforce shortage in the state.

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Government
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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