Brian Mackey

Illinois Statehouse Reporter

Brian Mackey covers Illinois state government and politics from the WUIS Statehouse bureau. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He can be reached at (217) 206-6020.

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Warning About Accounting Practices
2:59 pm
Sat January 4, 2014

Illinois Pension Projections Too Optimistic

Credit Rich Egger

At the big state pension systems in Illinois, the outside actuary is supposed to be a watchdog over what the in-house actuaries are doing.

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Gun Laws Revised
3:21 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

New Rules for Selling Guns in Illinois

The concealed carry system isn't the only new gun law in Illinois for 2014.  There are new restrictions on how private citizens can sell firearms.

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New Illinois Law
1:26 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Not So Fast With 70 MPH Speed Limit

This Illinois Department of Transportation map shows where the speed limit increases to 70 mph as of January 1, 2014.
Credit IDOT

Beginning January 1, the maximum speed limit in Illinois will increase to 70 miles an hour. But you might want to hold off on the throttle for at least a few weeks.

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Cell Phone Usage/Speed Limit
8:03 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Driving Laws Changing in Illinois in 2014

Anyone driving in Illinois after January 1, 2014 must be prepared for some significant changes.

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Governor Will Sign the Bill
9:08 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Illinois Legislature Passes Pension Reform

The Illinois Capitol
Credit Brian Mackey

The Illinois General Assembly has approved sweeping changes to pensions for state employees and Governor Pat Quinn said he will sign the legislation.

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