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Quinn Suspends Funding For Capitol Renovations

Quinn Suspends Funding For Capitol Renovations

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Tuesday that he’s suspended funding for future renovations at the state Capitol, blasting the project’s architect for extravagant renovations that have already prompted criticism of Quinn’s leadership and caused embarrassment for financially shaky Illinois.

Joe Moore Makes It Worse By Attacking Accuser

Joe Moore Makes It Worse By Attacking Accuser

advertisement There’s a well-known maxim in public relations that says, “Never punch down.” It means, don’t attack a lesser-known person, because you’ll look like a bully. You’ll also draw attention to your antagonist’s complaints, just by responding.

Quinn Suspends Illinois Lawmakers’ Pay

Quinn Suspends Illinois Lawmakers’ Pay

advertisement Lawmakers Agree to Form Pension Committee After the House and Senate approved the procedural steps Wednesday afternoon, the four leaders of the General Assembly announced their picks for the panel that will try to forge a compromise to fix the pension programs, which have saddled the state with $97 billion in debt. Bill Daley Speaks out on Pension Crisis As lawmakers prepare to head back to Springfield to tackle pension reform, Bill Daley weighs in on the crisis and takes aim at two of his likely opponents in the race for governor.

2nd District Candidates Debate

2nd District Candidates Debate

advertisement If the first debate is any indication, the 2nd District special election will be about biographies and personalities, not issues. Everyone agrees the south suburbs need an airport.

Quinn: Pension reform ‘a race against the clock’

Quinn: Pension reform ‘a race against the clock’

By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will meet with the state’s four legislative leaders next week to work out differences on a pension reform effort that failed to make it out of the General Assembly before its deadline Thursday.

Catch up on state government headlines from around the state

Catch up on state government headlines from around the state

By Illinois Statehouse News Want to catch up on what the General Assembly did in the final hours of the legislative session late Thursday and early Friday? We’re rounded up some headlines from across Illinois.

Pension double dipping could end soon

Pension double dipping could end soon

By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will not retrieve the millions of dollars being paid to retired union leaders who are collecting two pensions for one public job.   But lawmakers here are close to ending the double dipping for dozens more.

Time critical, questions linger for Illinois health insurance exchange

Time critical, questions linger for Illinois health insurance exchange

By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to create an online health insurance exchange despite not knowing who will pay its nearly $89 million price tag. “We want people to be able to log on, type in their information, be told, ‘This is what you qualify for,’ and then be able to buy it,” said state Rep.

Consumers Send Clear Message to Legislators: No to Rate Hike Bill

Consumers Send Clear Message to Legislators: No to Rate Hike Bill

CHICAGO , Oct. 23, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — With the clock ticking towards the start of the legislative veto session in Springfield, Illinois consumers today sent a simple but clear message to lawmakers: No to Senate Bill 1652, ComEd and Ameren’s annual utility rate hike legislation.

Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award Winner Monica to Represent Feeding America at the 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus

Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award Winner Monica to Represent Feeding America at the 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus

Recording Artist to Speak About Child Hunger CHICAGO , Sept. 23, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Feeding America announced today multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning recording artist, Monica, will speak at the 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBCALC) Issue Forum in Washington, D.C.

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