Amanda Vinicky http://tspr.org en Illinois' Credit Prognosis: Negative http://tspr.org/post/illinois-credit-prognosis-negative <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201312/pensions.jpg" alt="" /><p>Wall Street's view of Illinois' financial health has taken a hit, thanks largely to the state budget that took effect at the start of this month. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:58:57 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 57327 at http://tspr.org Illinois' Credit Prognosis: Negative AFSCME Now Less Likely to Negotiate on Pensions http://tspr.org/post/afscme-now-less-likely-negotiate-pensions <p>Illinois lawmakers hope to have a second shot at reaching a compromise with public employees over pensions, but the unions are pinning their hopes on the court system. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:26:38 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 57287 at http://tspr.org AFSCME Now Less Likely to Negotiate on Pensions No School For Kids On Election Day http://tspr.org/post/no-school-kids-election-day <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit wikimedia" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201312/ballot-box.jpg" alt="" /><p>Illinois students could get a day off of school come election day. Schools are often at the heart of a community, metaphorically, if not literally. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:58:22 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56927 at http://tspr.org No School For Kids On Election Day Attorney General Wants To Send Concealed Carry Cases Out Of Court http://tspr.org/post/attorney-general-wants-send-concealed-carry-cases-out-court <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201312/guns.jpg" alt="" /><p>Illinois gun owners who've been denied a concealed carry permit can appeal. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:56:38 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56926 at http://tspr.org Attorney General Wants To Send Concealed Carry Cases Out Of Court Supreme Court Won't Take Up Term Limits http://tspr.org/post/supreme-court-wont-take-term-limits <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Illinois Supreme Court" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/IL_supreme_court_from_website.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>An effort to institute term limits in Illinois has hit a major road block. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:17:02 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56795 at http://tspr.org Supreme Court Won't Take Up Term Limits