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Top Democrats wriggling about on the issue of pensions

Chicago Tribune Excellent piece by Eric Zorn, hitting the nail on the head with lovely satire on the flip-flopping of our two biggest Democrat contenders for the governor’s race. Daniel Biss made it quite difficult to run as a Democrat,

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Taxpayers wrongly blamed for state pension crisis, report says

Citizen Tribune Starting any Illinois pension article with the phrase “Illinois has a massive pension problem” is pretty standard, but this article deviates by discussing a report recently released by Wirepoint, which puts the blame on benefit increases (1,000 percent

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IDPH slammed for not spending $10 million in appropriated HIV funding

Capitol Fax This is interesting – the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is blasting the Governor’s office for not expending roughly $10M in funding for HIV prevention, an item properly approved and appropriated in the FY18 budget. I say interesting,

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Illinois comptroller can now seize local funds for late pension payments

Illinois News Network This should not be a responsibility of the Comptroller’s office. It is the responsibility of each municipality to manage their cash flow, and this law does nothing more than add a new layer of political bias and