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2010 Newsletters

  • December 2010 Newsletter

    Legislation for Police & Firefighters As you may recall, last May the General Assembly passed, and Governor Quinn signed, an overhaul of the pension system for state employees and teachers hired after January 1, 2011.  Those reforms are estimated to save the State approximately $100 billion over the next 35 years. Police and firefighters were exempted […]

  • August 2010 Newsletter

    The Verdict – Or the Lack Thereof The 38th and 39th Governors of the State of Illinois are now convicted felons. I must say I am surprised that the jury was able to reach a unanimous verdict on only one of the charges before them.  But, I wasn’t in the courtroom – only watching it unfold […]

  • July 2010 Newsletter

    On a Lighter Note I hope you had a delightful 4th of July weekend.  I marched in four parades – Prospect Heights, Des Plaines, Northbrook and Glenview.  Despite the oppressive heat and humidity, the crowds were large and enthusiastic. Many thanks to the volunteers that walked with me and handed out hundreds of pounds of candy and thousands of […]

  • May/June 2010 Newsletter

    Budget Battles The last few days of the spring legislative session are typically full of uncertainty, drama, highs and lows.  The end of the spring 2010 legislative session was certainly no exception. There was something different this time, however.  A group of rank and file legislators came together to propose not just budget cuts, but true reforms […]

  • April 2010 Newsletter

    Opportunity for Input on State Budget Governor Pat Quinn’s office has announced that, for the first time in Illinois’ history, the public can actively participate in the state’s budgeting process. The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) launched, a Web site that allows Illinois residents learn about the budget and provide feedback that […]

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