Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday he had no choice but to cancel pay raises for 30,000 state workers. Members of the labor group AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, are picketing at various locations across Illinois Tuesday.
Chicago-area commuters soon will be able to transfer seamlessly between CTA, Metra, and PACE through a universal fare card. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Thursday that will connect the transit systems through a universal card by 2015.The move had long been advocated by regi
llinois Governor Pat Quinn is urging lawmakers to find money for standardized writing tests for high school juniors.The Illinois State Board of Education axed the tests in order to save an estimated $2.4 million dollars next year.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is defending his reasoning for cutting pay raises to nearly 300,000 state employees. He told reporters Tuesday he's willing to go to court over the cuts, as he believes he was following the law."
Illinois' top budget official says the governor is cutting Medicaid payments as a way to force legislators to restructure the program. Gov. Pat Quinn cut $270 million in Medicaid reimbursements when he signed the state budget into law last week."Medicaid is a very ...
Illinois' governor signed new workers' compensation regulations into law Tuesday. The changes are expected to save the state hundreds of millions of dollars.The new regulations are meant to help clamp down on abuses of the workers comp system.