Latest welcoming community ordinance part of larger push

Supporters say latest welcoming community ordinance part of larger push By Benjamin Yount | Illinois News Network Dec 7, 2017 Shutterstock photo ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Supporters of the latest welcoming community ordinance in Illinois say the push is not about creating a sanctuary city, but they hope for something more than a simple change in …

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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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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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