May 01, 2013

House Committee OKs Madigan Pension Plan

An Illinois House committee is endorsing a plan by Speaker Michael Madigan to tackle a Goliath-sized public-employee pension deficit. The Personnel and Pensions Committee OK'd the Chicago Democrat's plan 9-1 Wednesday.


April 30, 2013

AFSCME to Re-Vote on State Contract

Illinois’ new deal with the state’s largest public employees union could be null and void. The union is going to take a second vote on its contract agreement with Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration.


April 30, 2013

Madigan Proposes Illinois Pension Changes

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is proposing a comprehensive pension-reform package that caps the salary on which a pension can be based and limits annual cost-of-living increases.


Aaron Schock
(Aaron Schock)
April 25, 2013

Schock Decides Against Gubernatorial Race

The campaign manager for Republican Aaron Schock says the three-term congressman will seek re-election and forgo a run for Illinois governor.


air plane taking off
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 24, 2013

Lawmakers Critical of FAA Over Furloughs

Republican U.S. Senator Dan Coats of Indiana is criticizing the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers because of the sequester.


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