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Jun 28, 2015

Big Pensions For Small Sewage Board

The South Lyons Township Sanitary District doesn’t pay its elected officials much but the retirement benefits can be rich – despite efforts to end...
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Jun 25, 2015

Pain on Way: Illinois’ Budget Cuts Hit Home

Cash-strapped cities, towns and suburbs set to slash public safety, reduce pension costs, tap rainy day funds and explore bankruptcy, a BGA Rescuing...
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Jun 24, 2015

Chicago Cops Miss Court – A “Systemic Problem”?

Officers make arrests, then fail to appear in court, sometimes after defendants claim they were beaten or wrongly arrested.