Mattoon’s City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance amending a municipal code related to property “Knox Boxes” -- a rapid entry lock box system required of certain public buildings -- during its Jan. 5 meeting.
A study conducted last year by a national non-partisan, non-profit public policy organization found that overall employees of the state of Illinois are paid on average 27 percent more than those doing similar jobs in the private sector.
Gov. Bruce Rauner and Senate President John Cullerton (D-6th District) may have agreed on a plan to solve the pension debacle by giving workers a choice in retirement benefits, but some legislators have taken a different approach to solving the pension crisis – not accepting a state pension.
With Eastern Illinois University (EIU) recently announcing plans for layoffs and furloughs, incumbent state Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-110th District) is pushing for bipartisan efforts to help fund higher education in Illinois more effectively.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and fellow members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on the proposed Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (S. 357), which passed the U.S. House last month.
Incumbent Reggie Phillips, state representative of the 110th district and construction company owner, is hoping to further promote business growth, education and economic reform for his district, which covers all or parts of Coles, Cumberland, Clark, Edgar, Crawford and Lawrence counties.