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Report: Illinois pension debt grew to record $130 billion in 2016

Robert Lawson Feb. 10, 2017, 8:06am

Illinois is facing a profound pension debt crisis, and a new report from the Commission on Government Forecasting Accountability shows that on average, each household in the state is responsible for about $27,000 in unfunded liabilities. 

Security expert discusses best cyber protection strategies for law firms and legal professionals

Robert Lawson Jan. 27, 2017, 11:20am

Cyber crime and hacking seem to be featured in the news more often than ever in this technological era, and many legal professionals  wonder how they can protect their firms from attacks and breaches of security. 

Madison County judges hosted event for National Adoption Day

Robert Lawson Dec. 5, 2016, 8:08pm

A group of judges led the charge in an effort to spread awareness about adoption across the United States and in Madison County.

Unclaimed life insurance law goes into effect; Insurers must check 'master death list'

Robert Lawson Sep. 22, 2016, 9:20am

SPRINGFIELD—A change in Illinois law will force life insurance companies to periodically check government death records to ensure their policyholders' beneficiaries are properly paid out.