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AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 21, 2012

Chief Judge: Cook Co. Readying for Court Cameras

By The Associated Press

Cook County's chief judge says his court system should be ready to introduce cameras in courtrooms by the end of the year, although Illinois Supreme Court officials say there's no specific timetable for putting them in place.






Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 21, 2012

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

By Amanda Vinicky

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.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 20, 2012

UC2B to Light Up Broadband Service to First Customers

By Jim Meadows

The first customers of Champaign-Urbana’s new community broadband network should be getting service this week. UC2B could begin providing high-speed internet service to homes and businesses in underserved areas of Champaign and Urbana as soon as Monday.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 20, 2012

Gov. Quinn to Start Grassroots Campaign on Pension Reform

By Tony Arnold

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.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

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