Illinois county aims to wean pensions from newly-elected officials

Illinois county aims to wean pensions from newly-elected officials By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network The old McHenry County courthouse and jail in Woodstock, Illinois. (Carldaniel | Wikimedia via Creative Commons) ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A northern Illinois county is doing what it can to get out from under the public pension system officials say has …

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Northern IL. Univ. Trustees unanimously vote a $600,000 severance package for former Univ. President Doug Baker, who resigned amid a patronage scanda

Joe Kaiser / BUDGET + TAX DECEMBER , 2017 The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees approved an expensive severance package for former university President Doug Baker, despite the scandal ending his tenure. The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a $600,000 severance package Dec. 7 for former University President Doug Baker, …

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If an Illinois licensed worker falls behind on student loan payments, state officials can suspend that person’s license

Almost a quarter of Illinois workers need licenses to work in their professions, and workers who default on student loans can face the suspension of those licenses. Illinoisans behind on their student loans could see their financial situations go from bad to worse due to one controversial policy in Illinois’ licensing regime. If an Illinois …

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