CHICAGO, July 22- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday signed legislation to fund state-wide transportation projects with $1.1 billion of bonds. However, according to Abdon Pallasch, the state's assistant budget director, no bond sales are currently planned for the rest of 2014..
CHICAGO— In a July 9 story about Illinois making its school grant payments on time, The Associated Press misidentified the state retirement system that the state previously overpaid. Illinois sends schools checks on time, a rare move.
CHICAGO, July 11- The Illinois Supreme Court's ruling extending constitutional protection to public sector retiree health care is a negative credit factor for Illinois, Chicago and local governments seeking to alter pension benefits, Moody's Investors Service said on Friday. Illinois already has the lowest credit rating among states, with Moody's at A3.
WASHINGTON- The U.S. Supreme Court dealt unions a setback Monday by ruling that state-paid, in-home care workers in Illinois cannot be compelled to pay union dues, but stopped short of blocking organized labor from collecting such fees from other public employees.
WASHINGTON- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that in-home care workers in Illinois who are paid by the state are not similar enough to government employees to be compelled to pay union dues.
CHICAGO, May 20- Illinois Republicans on Tuesday started laying out their plans to stop Governor Pat Quinn and the Democrat-controlled legislature from keeping the state's personal income tax rate at 5 percent.
CHICAGO, May 5- Illinois' fiscal 2014 revenue will be $588 million higher than previously expected despite a 19.3 percent drop in personal income tax collections in April, according to a report on Monday by a state legislative commission.
CHICAGO, April 8- A bill aimed at boosting funding for two of Chicago's retirement systems breezed through the Democrat-controlled Illinois House and Senate on Tuesday and now heads to Governor Pat Quinn, who has not yet taken a position on the measure.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 26- In an effort to keep the state budget afloat, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday proposed making permanent a once-temporary hike in the state's income tax, a key issue in the 2014 gubernatorial election campaign,.
CHICAGO, Jan 28- A coalition of public worker labor unions filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to overturn a new Illinois law aimed at reducing a $100 billion unfunded pension liability. Illinois teachers, school administrators and retirees have already filed three class-action lawsuits in Sangamon and Cook County courts against the law.
University of Illinois economist Richard Dye says solutions to problems like the state's backlog of bills and the Medicaid squeeze will be mentioned but not recommended. Illinois was among six states examined. Pat Quinn spokesman Abdon Pallasch says the July report highlighted problems the Illinois governor has fixed or proposed solutions for.
JOLIET, Ill.-- For the first time on a key Midwestern route between Chicago and St. Louis, an Amtrak passenger train topped 110 mph Friday, ripping through fog-shrouded farm fields and blowing past cars on a parallel highway. Illinois and the country was a wasteland when it came to high speed rail, "said U.S.
JOLIET, Ill.-- An Amtrak passenger train has reached a speed of 110 mph for the first time in Illinois. The five-car, two-locomotive train zipped through the central Illinois countryside, hitting its high speed between the towns of Dwight and Pontiac.
CHICAGO-- In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama's high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 110 mph Friday. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Illinois Gov.
CHICAGO-- A for-profit nursing home company owned by a politically connected Chicago businessman is a partner in a project Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Tuesday that aims to control health spending for high-cost Medicaid recipients.
"The IGB's staff has done a tremendous job to... bring this new industry to Illinois," board Chairman Aaron Jaffe said in a written statement. Jeff Glover, manager of Chino's Pizzeria in the Chicago suburb of Justice, said he'd just finished mopping when he saw the restaurant's three terminals activated around 11:30 a.m..