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Kane Board mulls options for Longmeadow bridge financing - Kane County Chronicle

Kane Board mulls options for Longmeadow bridge financing - Kane County Chronicle | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Kane Board mulls options for Longmeadow bridge financing
Kane County Chronicle
However, Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen has expressed doubts over the county's ability to finance the project as it is currently proposed.
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Part 3: Fixing Illinois' Public Pensions

Part 3 of the BGA Panel on Illinois Public Pensions. Panelists address what possible solutions could mean for taxpayers, as well as which ideas all sides of ...
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Part 1: Fixing Illinois' Public Pensions

Part 1 of the BGA's panel discussion on Monday, April 9th at Loyola University Chicago. The panelists discuss the current pension problem in Illinois and how...
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Kane County Chronicle | Lauzen speaks on the state of Kane County

Kane County Chronicle | Lauzen speaks on the state of Kane County | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen earlier this week outlined what he called an “assault on the contingency fund” during a state of the county speech Tuesday in Sandwich at a Metro West Council gathering.
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Foster reflects on active first quarter - Naperville Sun

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Foster reflects on active first quarter
Naperville Sun
Conservative radio commentator and retired Republican activist Ian Bayne, who lives in Aurora, announced Monday that he's considering a run.
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It's showtime - Chicago Tribune

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It's showtime
Chicago Tribune
Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, bluntly expressed her frustration with the queasiness that seems to overwhelm many lawmakers when they think about pension reform. "We weren't sent to Springfield to be weenies," she told us.
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Cross' Pension Plan Called 'Most Promising' - Patch.com

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Cross' Pension Plan Called 'Most Promising'
Patch.com
State Rep. And house minority leader Tom Cross introduced a bill last week with Illinois Rep. Elaine Nekritz of Buffalo Grove that aims to trim the state's pension costs.
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Pension cap survives test vote in House - Pekin Daily Times

Pension cap survives test vote in House - Pekin Daily Times | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
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Pension cap survives test vote in House
Pekin Daily Times
Elaine Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat, and House Republican Leader Tom Cross of Oswego, would apply only to current employees who have not yet reached that salary level.
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State Reps Senger, Cross partner for local pension cost-shift roundtable - Positively Naperville

State Reps Senger, Cross partner for local pension cost-shift roundtable - Positively Naperville | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Positively Naperville State Reps Senger, Cross partner for local pension cost-shift roundtable Positively Naperville State Representative Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) partnered with House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Plainfield) to host a...
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Illinois SB 2404 provides for guaranteed pension funding. Plus 2 ...

Illinois SB 2404 provides for guaranteed pension funding. Plus 2 ... | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Late last week, State Senators Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) and Pam Althoff (R-McHenry) filed Senate Bill 2404, legislation that includes key components advocated by the IFT and We Are One Illinois labor coalition.
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Sandack, Cross Unveil New Transparency Initiatives - Downers ...

Sandack, Cross Unveil New Transparency Initiatives - Downers ... | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Proposals would shine light on current/future tax obligations at state and local level SPRINGFIELD – State Representatives Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) and Tom Cross (R-Oswego) unveileda three-point set of new ...
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Tom Cross: Hit to State Bond Rating 'Embarrassing' - in Channahon ...

Tom Cross: Hit to State Bond Rating 'Embarrassing' - in Channahon ... | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
The next step might mean the state's credit rating is downgraded.
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Quinn says 'breakthrough' reached with Madigan on pension reform - Chicago Sun-Times

Quinn says 'breakthrough' reached with Madigan on pension reform - Chicago Sun-Times | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Quinn says 'breakthrough' reached with Madigan on pension reform Chicago Sun-Times Darlene Senger (R-Naperville), who served as a spokesperson for about a dozen lawmakers, said they had been informed of the details of Quinn's proposal just prior to...
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Part 4: Fixing Illinois' Public Pensions

Part 4 of the BGA panel on Illinois Public Pensions. Panelists discuss what could have led to the current problems and what should be done to in the immediate future. Panelists: Hon. Darlene...
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Part 2: Fixing Illinois' Public Pensions

Part 2 of the BGA Panel Discussion on Illinois Public Pensions. Panelists discuss possible solutions and what the future looks like for the state's pension p...
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Lauzen: county finance practices 'bizarre' - Illinois Review

Lauzen: county finance practices 'bizarre' - Illinois Review | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
With nearly five months on the job as the new Kane County Board chairman, Chris Lauzen used his first state of the county address Tuesday to detail various problems he says he has uncovered with the county's financial ...
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School pay raises trigger Illinois penalties - Chicago Daily Herald

School pay raises trigger Illinois penalties - Chicago Daily Herald | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
School pay raises trigger Illinois penalties
Chicago Daily Herald
Darlene Senger, a Naperville Republican. The plan she and Nekritz back would cap the salary that counts toward an educator's pension at $113,700.
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Online charter school plans to appeal denials from 18 school districts - Elgin Courier News

Online charter school plans to appeal denials from 18 school districts - Elgin Courier News | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Online charter school plans to appeal denials from 18 school districts Elgin Courier News Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, to put a moratorium on new online charter schools after April 1 passed the Illinois House of Representatives Wednesday with 80...
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Senger accuses Quinn of targeting suburban and downstate ...

Senger accuses Quinn of targeting suburban and downstate ... | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
In reaction to the Governor's address today, State Representative Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) accused Quinn of targeting his proposed cuts "toward suburban and downstate communities," which "would suffer the greatest ...
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Quinn: Illinois stalled until pensions fixed - Canton Daily Ledger

Quinn: Illinois stalled until pensions fixed - Canton Daily Ledger | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
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Quinn: Illinois stalled until pensions fixed
Canton Daily Ledger
House Democrats, with support from House Republican Leader Tom Cross of Oswego, have a separate plan.
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Cross Sponsors Bipartisan Pension Reform Proposal - Patch.com

Cross Sponsors Bipartisan Pension Reform Proposal - Patch.com | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Chicago Tribune Cross Sponsors Bipartisan Pension Reform Proposal Patch.com House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) joined Northbrook Democrat Elaine Nekritz at a Wednesday morning press conference to unveil a new bill they say is the answer...
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The state of pension reform: House and Senate divide persists - The State Journal-Register

The state of pension reform: House and Senate divide persists - The State Journal-Register | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
The state of pension reform: House and Senate divide persists
The State Journal-Register
Over the last few weeks, I've talked with Cullerton; House Minority Leader Tom Cross, R-Oswego; Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont; Rep.
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Officials ponder pieces of the pension puzzle - Naperville Sun

Officials ponder pieces of the pension puzzle - Naperville Sun | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Officials ponder pieces of the pension puzzle Naperville Sun The bill, also sponsored by Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, calls for increasing the retirement age for some teachers who pay into the Teachers' Retirement System and returning...
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Tom Cross Weighs In On The Latest Credit Downgrade For Illinois

Tom Cross Weighs In On The Latest Credit Downgrade For Illinois | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Tom Cross the Illinois House Republican leader joined John and Amy to talk about the state's latest credit downgrade (Tom Cross joined us this morning to weigh in on the latest credit downgrade for Illinois http://t.co/tQuJUp0F)...
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Ill. House speaker eases stance on pension reform - STLtoday.com

Ill. House speaker eases stance on pension reform - STLtoday.com | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Ill. House speaker eases stance on pension reform
STLtoday.com
Republicans have balked, claiming that would force local boards to raise property taxes.
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