Amanda Vinicky

Illinois Statehouse Bureau Chief

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Special Panel Done
6:01 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Legislative Leaders Now Handling Pension Reform

Credit Rich Egger

The four leaders of Illinois' General Assembly have crafted a new plan for changing the state's retirement systems.

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U of I Study
6:44 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Illinois Budget Pressures Won’t Ease

Credit Rich Egger

A report from the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs lays out options for lawmakers if they want to put Illinois on a path toward fiscal stability.

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$100 Billion in Liabilities
11:28 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Still Waiting for Illinois Pension Report

The Illinois Capitol building

State Representative Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) is careful these days when she talks about the status of pension deliberations.

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Not Satisfied with Overhaul
2:23 pm
Sun September 1, 2013

Lawmaker Pushing for More Worker Comp Changes

Dwight Kay
Credit Illinois General Assembly website

Illinois is seeing results in changes the state made a couple years ago to its workers compensation system.  But a Republican lawmaker said it's still not enough.

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Jim Durkin
6:42 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Illinois House GOP Gets New Leader

Jim Durkin and Raymond Poe presented a united front after the closed-door caucus meeting.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

After plenty of squabbles, negotiating, and even name-calling, it took less than an hour for House Republicans to elect Representative Jim Durkin of Western Springs as their new leader.

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