Rauner Vetoes Pension Bill

By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network WBGZ Radio 8/27/15   Everybody’s for police officers and fire fighters. Aren’t they?Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he is for increased pensions for those who run toward danger while others run from it, but he vetoed a bill allowing those increased pensions because…

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Abby Foundation marks 30 years of helping women, children

   Southtown Star – August 10, 2015 By Angela Denk   You never know whom you are going to empower. That sentiment seemed to move the crowd Friday at the 30th anniversary luncheon for the Abby Foundation, an Olympia Fields-based nonprofit that still has a goal to “raise money and…

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Preserving Amtrak Funds

There will be an effort in Springfield to preserve state funding for Amtrak.  Amtrak runs eight trains a day between Chicago and Downstate Illinois and seven to Milwaukee that are state-subsidized to the tune of $42 million. The governor’s budget proposal cuts that figure to $26 million, which would mean…

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