court http://wuis.org en Madigan: Courts Could Pick And Choose On Pension Plan http://wuis.org/post/madigan-courts-could-pick-and-choose-pension-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois legislators may have passed a pension overhaul, but unions representing teachers and public employees have vowed to sue to stop it from taking effect. If they're successful, that could force lawmakers to go back to the drawing board.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:52:28 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14334 at http://wuis.org Madigan: Courts Could Pick And Choose On Pension Plan Former IL Lawmaker Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge http://wuis.org/post/former-il-lawmaker-pleads-guilty-federal-charge <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A former state legislator is the latest in a string of Illinois politicians to come under federal scrutiny for misconduct. &nbsp;Wednesday, &nbsp;longtime Rep. Connie Howard pleaded guilty to mail fraud. &nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though she'd served since 1995, Connie Howard is no longer a member of the House.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:17:59 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 6247 at http://wuis.org Former IL Lawmaker Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge Gun Group Demands Concealed Carry By Next Week http://wuis.org/post/gun-group-demands-concealed-carry-next-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois lawmakers thought they were in the clear after meeting a federal court's deadline to pass a concealed carry law by Tuesday.&nbsp; But the Illinois State Rifle Association says that's not good enough.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Rifle Association believes lawmakers did not meet their deadline because the state's ban on carrying guns outside the home remains in effect.</span></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:25:38 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 5539 at http://wuis.org Gun Group Demands Concealed Carry By Next Week