Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, Governor Pat Quinn, center, and Illinois Senate President John Cullerton.
(Seth Perlman/AP)
June 07, 2013

Madigan, Quinn Finally Connect on Pensions

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he finally got in touch with House Speaker Michael Madigan. The governor said he’s called a meeting to address pension reform.


June 06, 2013

Contradictions Between Iowa, Illinois Show Uneven Employment

On Friday, the Labor Department will release May jobs data, giving economists a better read on the national labor market. But this much they already know: Unemployment is very uneven, with some states still running nearly double-digit unemployment rates and others hitting full employment. The contrast is especially great between booming Iowa and hard-hit Illinois.


June 05, 2013

Quinn Signs Legislation to Pay off Overdue Bills

More than $1 billion of the state's overdue bills are being paid off. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed legislation that pays down the bill backlog of a number of social service providers.


June 05, 2013

McLean County Bill Tops $500K on Beaman Lawsuit

McLean County says it has spent more than half a million dollars on a federal lawsuit filed by a man whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent 13 years in prison.


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