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Illinois Mayors Call for Public Safety Pension Reform

Mayors from Danville & other cities says police & fire pensions are a financial burden for cities.

By Jim Meadows

A group of Illinois mayors is calling on lawmakers to overhaul the pension system for municipal police and fire employees.

Categories: Government





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 21, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Obama Seeks Wider Authority To Release Drug Offenders

By Liz Halloran

President Obama signs the Fair Sentencing Act in 2010, as Attorney General Eric Holder and a bipartisan group of senators look on.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Obama administration is formulating new rules that would give it, and the president, far more latitude to pardon or reduce the sentences of thousands of drug offenders serving long federal prison sentences.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 21, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Wait Continues For Schools’ Fate Under Proposed New Formula

By Amanda Vinicky

Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) introduces his Senate Bill 16, which would overhaul how Illinois determines state funding of schools.

Illinois lawmakers are considering a major change to the way local schools get money from the state. But information about how individual school districts would fare in the new system won't be ready until just before the end of the spring legislative session.

Categories: Education, Government

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