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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2014

IL Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Cross For Treasurer

By Jeff Bossert, with Additional Reporting By The Associated Press

State Rep. Tom Cross in Champaign Thursday

The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce has endorsed a candidate for state treasurer for the first time, backing State Rep. and former House Republican leader Tom Cross of Oswego.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 03, 2014

Quinn Campaigns For Raising Minimum Wage While On Low-Wage Challenge

By Hannah Meisel

Gov. Pat Quinn at the Illinois State Fair Aug. 13.

Governor Pat Quinn traveled the state Wednesday, stopping in local diners to make the case for raising the minimum wage in Illinois. Quinn is halfway through a week on the "minimum wage challenge."

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 02, 2014

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.  


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 02, 2014

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.

Categories: Economics, Law




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