The pension conference committee meets in Chicago over the summer.
(Amanda Vinicky/IPR)
December 03, 2013

Pension Vote Could Come Tuesday

Illinois legislators will be asked on Tuesday to take what many say could be the most important vote of their careers. They have been called back to Springfield to take up a measure that would drastically alter the state's retirement plans.


December 02, 2013

Finance Prof: Pension Proposal Lacking

A University of Illinois finance professor who helped craft a separate pension reform plan with other faculty last spring says the new one before lawmakers this week is missing some important pieces.


December 02, 2013

Business Groups Back Illinois Pension Plan

Business groups including the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Manufacturing Association say they're in favor of a pension overhaul that lawmakers are poised to consider this week.


This image, provided by the Obama For America campaign, shows a still frame made from a video ad entitled "Only Choice."
(Uncredited/AP)
December 02, 2013

Court Upholds Public Broadcasting Political Ad Ban

While lawyers dismantle many restrictions on political money, the rules affecting Morning Edition and Downton Abbey still stand tall. A federal court in San Francisco says public radio and TV stations cannot carry paid political ads.


internet sales tax impacts Amazon.com
(Paul Sakuma/AP)
December 02, 2013

US Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal Of Internet Taxation

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case challenging a New York state law requiring online companies to collect state sales taxes, just like brick and mortar stores do. The Illinois Supreme Court recently rejected a similar tax law in the state.


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