Illinois Lawmakers

Gov. Pat Quinn

Arbitrator Rules Against Quinn’s Plan For Layoffs, Closures

An arbitrator has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn may not lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities, because the move would violate a deal with a state labor union.

10/03/2011

Cuban Flag

State Lawmakers Head To Cuba To Plan For Post-Embargo Trade

Two Illinois lawmakers are heading for Cuba, in an effort to ensure Illinois is first in line when trade resumes with the island nation, which has been under a trade embargo since 1962.

WBBM Newsradio–09/02/2011

Illinois Senate Chambers

Some State Lawmakers Argue Against Unpaid Furlough Days

Illinois lawmakers believe in shared sacrifice in these difficult financial times – most of them, anyway.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Ill. Lawmakers Want Contractors To Pledge To Stay Here

With many states trying to lure away Illinois businesses in the wake of a state income tax hike, Illinois lawmakers are moving to force companies that work for Illinois government to promise not to move out of the state.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

(Credit: Illinois Department Of Revenue)

Business Owners Decry Tax Hike Plan

Some local businesses were warning of potential cutbacks and layoffs – perhaps even moving out of state – in light of a looming income tax hike in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

Illinois State Senate

Illinois Lawmakers Approve 66% Tax Hike

By a single vote, Illinois lawmakers approved a 66 percent increase to the personal income tax, and soon, your paycheck will be shrinking.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

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