State and university employees and public school teachers will have to accept lower cost-of-living adjustments in retirement or see future pay increases not count toward pensions under sweeping changes to the state pension system approved this morning by an Illinois House committee
Robert Kopp wants you to know something: Jesus loves you, and he would've ridden a motorcycle back in the day. The Rev. Dr. Kopp's new book, I Just Wanna Ride (FTW), describes how the biker lifestyle leads to a more authentic faith. It's the first installment of WNIJ's Summer Book Series.
Current Illinois law makes recording police officers in public a crime. The proposed changes approved 71-45 by the Illinois House would decriminalize such recordings. The bill's sponsors say they've addressed concerns raised by law enforcement.
A pair of separate reports criticized proposed cuts to Illinois' Medicaid program. Governor Pat Quinn wants to reduce program spending by $2-billion dollars, and raise cigarette taxes to close the rest of the Medicaid budget shortfall.
Senator Mark Kirk is “mentally sharp” and keeping up with global issues during daily meetings with his staff. That’s according to the director of the stroke rehabilitation center where the 52-year-old Republican has been since February.