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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 02, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Illinois Schools In Pension Limbo

By Brian Mackey

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It’s expected to be some time before the courts decide whether Illinois can trim retirement benefits for public school teachers, university workers, and state employees. But the uncertainty continues to affect the credit outlook of schools and community colleges across the state.  


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Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

by Sarah Cwiek

Art works at the Detroit Institute of Arts would be safe from creditors under bankruptcy plan.

Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom.  It will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy as a new, revitalized city.

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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Pregnant Workers To Be Protected Under New State Law

By Hannah Meisel

Governor Pat Quinn signs measure protecting pregnant women from losing their jobs.

Despite current employment protections, pregnant women in the workplace are still sometimes forced out of jobs in Illinois. The governor Tuesday signed legislation aimed at ending that practice.





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