Skip navigation

Illinois Senate defeats sweeping pension reform bill

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly defeated a sweeping reform of the state's sinking public pension system, leaving scant time for maneuvering with the Democrat-controlled legislature set to adjourn late on Friday. Full story

Illinois Senate approves marijuana for medical uses

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Friday voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes, paving the way for Illinois to soon join more than a dozen states with such laws. Full story

Illinois Senate passes union-backed pension reform bill

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Thursday passed a labor union-backed bill to reduce the state's nearly $100 billion unfunded public pension liability. Full story

Union-backed pension fix advances in Illinois Senate

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday passed a union-backed plan to reduce the state's nearly $100 billion unfunded pension liability by an estimated $15.7 billion. Full story

Illinois Senate passes gambling bill with Chicago casino

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would bring much-need revenue to the cash-strapped state by expanding gambling and giving Chicago its first casino. Full story

Analysis: Illinois pension fix faces political, legal hurdles

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois lawmakers begin a two-month push on Monday to enact major pension reform, under pressure from taxpayers, workers, business groups and bond investors to fix the worst-funded state pension system in the United States. Full story

Sponsored Links
advertisement | ad info

Related Photos

Madigan, speaker of the Illinois Representatives, listens to the State of the State address in Springfield in this file photo
Madigan, speaker of the Illinois Representatives, listens to the State of the State address in Springfield in this file photo

Michael Madigan, speaker of the Illinois Representatives, listens to the State of the State address in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois in this February 1, 2012 file photo. The Illinois Senate on May 30, 2013 overwhelmingly defeated a sweeping reform of the s