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Illinois Supreme Court kills 2013 pension reform

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

May 10, 2015

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Friday that pension reductions passed in 2013 were unconstitutional. The decision struck down the most recent attempt to address a $111 billion pension shortfall and spells trouble...

Evanston waits to see impact of Rauner fiscal plans

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

January 30, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s first executive order declared a “financial crisis” in Illinois, but Evanston organizations must wait until Feb. 18 to see his fiscal plan and decide how to adapt. The most likely changes would involve the...