August 21, 2012

Illinois AG’s Office Sides with News-Gazette in FOIA Request

The Illinois Attorney General’s office is once again siding with the News-Gazette in Champaign in its request for information from citizen complaints about Champaign police conduct. But their opinion released August 16th is a non-binding one, which does not require compliance.


August 21, 2012

Bipartisan Think Tank: Pension Cuts Won’t Solve Budget Mess

Last week, Illinois lawmakers failed to overhaul the state's pension systems. According to the state's Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, reducing state employees’ retirement benefits will still leave Illinois in a fiscal mess.


August 20, 2012

Gov. Quinn to Start Grassroots Campaign on Pension Reform

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to start a campaign to boost support for changes to state pension systems. Quinn has been in campaign mode for months, repeatedly bringing up to the media and legislators the importance of tackling the state’s massively underfunded pension system.


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