Gov. Bruce Rauner visits with employees of Combe Laboratories in Rantoul on March 11.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
March 16, 2015

Gov. Rauner To Pursue Pension Plan Regardless Of High Court Ruling

Rauner says his proposal- to place current state workers into a lesser plan going forward or giving them the option of taking a payout, then converting to a defined contribution plan - is better whatever Illinois' Supreme Court decides.


Anita Hill is interviewed at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 16, 2015

Anita Hill Cancels U of I Appearance Over Salaita Lawsuit

Hill was to have given the keynote address at the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy conference next month at the Urbana campus. She was also scheduled to give a lecture.


Illlinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan is joined by state workers outside the Illinois Supreme Court.
(AP Photo/Sara Burnett)
March 11, 2015

State’s High Court Hears Arguments In Pension Case

Oral arguments have begun before the Illinois Supreme Court on whether a massive state-employee pension bailout invalidated last fall by a lower court will be revived.


Corrupt Illinois
Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality by: Dick Simpson and Thomas J. Gradel
(Photo: University of Illinois Press)
March 11, 2015

Why Is Illinois So Corrupt?

Anyone with a passing interest in Illinois politics knows the state has a reputation for corruption. A new book attempts to chronicle the wrong-doing, and propose a plan to combat it.


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