Illinois House passes legislation to expand record sealing

Illinois House passes legislation to expand record sealing Reforms such as record sealing expansion make it likelier that ex-offenders will be able to find work – and stop cycling in and out of prison. Reforms such as record sealing expansion make it likelier that ex-offenders will be able to find work – and stop cycling …

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Federal investigation exposes Madigan patronage

Federal investigation exposes Madigan patronage With House Speaker Mike Madigan’s longevity comes with a patronage army paid with public dollars. With House Speaker Mike Madigan’s longevity comes a patronage army paid with public dollars. House Speaker Mike Madigan is set to become the longest-tenured state House speaker in U.S. history. But he started his career …

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Construction season means high costs for Illinois taxpayers

From Illinois Policy April 2017 Construction season means high costs for Illinois taxpayers Workers’ compensation increases construction costs and often traps injured workers in a harmful system. Insurance premiums cost 20 percent of payroll for concrete construction workers in Illinois. As warm weather ushers in a new construction season, Illinois governments can advance critical infrastructure …

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