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'Clean Jobs Bill' would pass increases on to customers; Critic says costs of meeting new standards 'outrageous'


Race for Madison County Treasurer becoming fierce battle; Contenders sling accusations of misconduct and fraud

The race for Madison County Treasurer is one of the nastiest contests around.

Pike County prosecutor resigns after charging Sheriff; Boyd dealt with bankruptcy as campaign began

BoydPike County State’s Attorney Carrie Boyd, who filed misconduct charges against the sheriff who had investigated the cocaine overdose death of St. Clair County judge Joseph Christ, resigned abruptly on June 2.Boyd filed a criminal information charge against Paul Petty on May 16 saying that in his dual role as Coroner, he failed to have blood drawn from the body of heroin overdose victim Shanda Lopez

Judicial Retirement System among the weakest state plans; Local beneficiaries receive $2.2 million per year

Illinois legislators who altered pension plans of state employees exempted two groups with the weakest plans - themselves and judges.