Workers’ Compensation

Illinois State Senate chamber in Springfield. (Photo by Whitney Curtis /Getty Images)

Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner’s Priorities, Advances Budget

Illinois Democrats agreed to give some of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s priority reforms a platform Wednesday but still voted them down in an exercise that could further fuel a politically charged standoff that’s expected to extend the summer.


Illinois State Capitol

Republicans Take Turn In Battle Over Budget, Reform

Proposals addressing workers compensation, changes to the civil legal system and a freeze on property taxes are on the agenda Wednesday in Senate committees.


Cook County government seal (CBS)

‘Injury King’ Suspended In Workers Comp Probe

A Cook County corrections officer who claimed to be so prolific at faking injury that he nicknamed himself the “Duty Injury King” has been suspended without pay.


Court Case Graphic

Workers At Clerk’s Office, Morgue Charged With Corruption

A Cook County Circuit Court employee has been charged with stealing $3,500 in traffic ticket payments, the fourth clerk’s office employee to face criminal charges this year, prosecutors announced Tuesday.


City Council

Spat May Be Brewing Between U.S. Attorney’s Office, City Council Finance Committee

A legal battle may be brewing between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Chicago City Council Finance Committee.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Prison fence

Official: Menard Prison Guards Committed $10 Million Worth Of Fraud

Guards at Menard prison downstate may have committed millions of dollars’ worth of fraud stemming from workers’ compensation payments, the state Department of Corrections has told lawmakers.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Small Business Owners Seek ‘Big, Bold Changes’ From State

A lobbying group for Illinois’ small business owners says it’s time for major reforms from state government to improve the state’s deteriorating business climate.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Republicans Seek More Workers’ Comp Changes

The ink is barely drive on Illinois’ new workers’ compensation law, but already, Republicans in the legislature are hoping to make far bigger changes.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Illinois State Capitol

State House Rejects Increased Spending Plan By Senate

The work is done for the spring legislative session in Springfield.

WBBM Newsradio–06/01/2011

Illinois Senate Chambers

Senate To Vote On Bill That Would Move Workers’ Comp Cases To Courts

Local courts, and not a state system of arbiters, would handle workers’ compensation cases if a bill awaiting state Senate action becomes law.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

Illinois House Floor

State House Votes To Abolish Workers’ Comp System

The Illinois House has voted to abolish the state’s workers’ compensation system, instead shifting such claims to the state’s circuit court system.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Still Offering Few Details On Workers’ Comp Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn still says workers’ compensation is his biggest legislative priority this month, but he’s still offering few details about when lawmakers will see his plan on the floor.

WBBM Newsradio–05/05/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Says He Has A Plan For Workers’ Comp Reform

With just a few weeks left in Illinois’ legislative session, Gov. Pat Quinn is providing few details on how to accomplish what he calls one of his biggest goals.

WBBM Newsradio–04/27/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Workers’ Comp Overhaul Fails In State Senate

Both Republicans and Democrats agree that workers compensation reform is a serious issue, but a proposal to change the system has failed to pass the state Senate.

WBBM Newsradio–04/15/2011

Illinois State Capitol

State Workers’ Comp Overhaul Advances

A proposal to do away with Illinois’ workers’ compensation system has passed a house committee.

WBBM Newsradio–04/07/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Business Community: Illinois Workers’ Comp Costs Way Too High

The cost of doing business is making Illinois a leader in some of the wrong ways.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2011

Workers Generic

Feds Open Wide-Scale Probe Into State Workers Compensation Claims

Federal investigators have opened a wide-scale criminal probe into the way state government compensates its injured workers.


Workers Generic

Probe: Workers’ Comp Widely Abused In Illinois

A new investigation has found yet another way that Illinois taxpayers are being cheated.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2011

Illinois State Seal

Workers’ Comp Reforms Pass House Committee

Illinois business groups are pleased with workers’ compensation reforms passed in a state House committee Sunday evening.

WBBM Newsradio–01/10/2011