January 09, 2013

Champaign County Home Sales Up 21-Percent

Eleven straight months of steady growth in Champaign County home sales mean healthy prospects for 2013, according to the county’s Association of Realtors.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Des Plaines, testify during a House committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol
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January 09, 2013

Illinois House Adjourns, No Vote on Pensions

A new session of the Illinois General Assembly begins Wednesday, when candidates who won in November’s elections take the oath of office. The outgoing class of legislators left the incoming one with quite a burden.

January 07, 2013

No Pension Vote Expected Monday

An Illinois House committee has given the go-ahead to a long-awaited plan to address Illinois’ pension crisis.

January 06, 2013

Lawmaker Optimistic On Pensions Deal

With days left in the legislative session, there is still no resolution for the state’s nearly $100 billion of pension debt. But key legislators say it is still possible to cut a deal before Wednesday, when a new legislature is sworn into office.

January 04, 2013

Pension Talks Continue Over Weekend

Illinois lawmakers are still scrambling to find an agreement on how to reform the state’s massively underfunded pension systems.

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