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Fitch views the passage of pension reform legislation in Illinois yesterday as a positive indication of the state's willingness to take action on this complicated issue after many failed attempts.
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Equifax Inc, today released the following statement after delivering a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in conjunction with the National Consumer Telecom & Utilities Exchange which outlines their own alternative to SB1613, the Credit Access and Inclusion Act.
House Minority Leader Jim Durkin said the deal was made during a Wednesday morning meeting, hopefully setting the stage for a solution to Illinois' roughly $100 billion pension crisis.
By Jamey Dunn Supporters and opponents of proposed changes to the state's public pension systems are expecting close votes on legislation today.
Almost halfway through his first term, Mark Kirk is one of the most anonymous Senators in the country.
A Democratic senator said on Monday that any effort in Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran after the first-phase deal was reached last month and while world powers negotiate with the Islamic Republic on a final agreement with erode confidence with the Iranians and empower hard-liners in Tehran.
In an extraordinary series of developments in the past 24 hours, gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner and other figures on the GOP right lambasted the deal that was reached by legislative leaders on the day before Thanksgiving, saying it's way too little and likely to lead to a tax hike.
Illinois lawmakers began putting the pieces in place Monday for a potentially historic vote to address the nation's worst public-pension shortfall, as legislators scrambled to digest the complex deal and labor unions and other political heavyweights ratcheted up pressure for and against it.
SPRINGFIELD – Fresh off a holiday weekend, Illinois lawmakers scrambled Monday upon returning to Springfield to digest details of a complex plan to solve the state's $100 billion pension crisis just a day before an expected vote.
The Safe Schools Improvement Act , a bill spelling out specific groups of the student population currently victim to bullying and harassment, of which LGBTQ youth is one, has reached record support in Congress, with 176 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and 43 bipartisan cosponsors in the U.S. Senate.
Fellow Republican candidates Bill Brady, Bruce Rauner and Dan Rutherford have all come down on one side or the other, as has Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk and others.
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Councilman Larry Hug said the $1,161 trip ran counter to "an informal moratorium on travel" and should have been approved by the council before the mayor went.
In this Aug. 31, 1949 file photo, Gen. William "Wild Bill" Donovan, wartime head of the Office of Strategic Services, addresses delegates to the American Legion Convention in Philadelphia.