Burke Resigns As Finance Committee Chair, To Be Stripped Of Police Security Detail In Wake Of Corruption CaseA day after longtime Ald. Edward Burke (14th) was charged with attempted extortion, he is already losing a great deal of his power and influence in the City Council.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Priorities, Advances BudgetIllinois 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.
Republicans Take Turn In Battle Over Budget, ReformProposals addressing workers compensation, changes to the civil legal system and a freeze on property taxes are on the agenda Wednesday in Senate committees.
'Injury King' Suspended In Workers Comp ProbeA 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.
Workers At Clerk’s Office, Morgue Charged With CorruptionA 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.
Spat May Be Brewing Between U.S. Attorney's Office, City Council Finance CommitteeA legal battle may be brewing between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Chicago City Council Finance Committee.
Official: Menard Prison Guards Committed $10 Million Worth Of FraudGuards 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.
Small Business Owners Seek 'Big, Bold Changes' From StateA 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.
Illinois Republicans Seek More Workers' Comp ChangesThe ink is barely drive on Illinois' new workers' compensation law, but already, Republicans in the legislature are hoping to make far bigger changes.
State House Rejects Increased Spending Plan By SenateThe work is done for the spring legislative session in Springfield.
Senate To Vote On Bill That Would Move Workers' Comp Cases To CourtsLocal courts, and not a state system of arbiters, would handle workers’ compensation cases if a bill awaiting state Senate action becomes law.
State House Votes To Abolish Workers' Comp SystemThe Illinois House has voted to abolish the state's workers' compensation system, instead shifting such claims to the state's circuit court system.
Quinn Still Offering Few Details On Workers' Comp PlanGov. 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.
Quinn Says He Has A Plan For Workers' Comp ReformWith 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.
Workers' Comp Overhaul Fails In State SenateBoth 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.