Hannah Meisel http://tspr.org en Republican Attorney General Candidate: Pension Changes Unconstitutional http://tspr.org/post/republican-attorney-general-candidate-pension-changes-unconstitutional <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Republican candidate for attorney general Paul Schimpf" data-attribution="Credit Hannah Meisel/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/photo_%281%29.JPG" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>The Republican candidate for Illinois Attorney General is criticizing incumbent Lisa Madigan for defending the state's pension overhaul law, which he thinks is unconstitutional.<p><a href="/failed%20Limelight" class="asset-audio">As Hannah Meisel repo Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:07:58 +0000 Hannah Meisel 57063 at http://tspr.org Republican Attorney General Candidate: Pension Changes Unconstitutional Lawmakers Work To Replace Illinois' Eavesdropping Law http://tspr.org/post/lawmakers-work-replace-illinois-eavesdropping-law <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Wikimedia Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201406/phone.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>Since the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state's eavesdropping law in March, it's been legal to record audio of someone without asking permission. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:48:11 +0000 Hannah Meisel 55877 at http://tspr.org Lawmakers Work To Replace Illinois' Eavesdropping Law State Fair Officials: Can't Follow State Law Due To Budget Cuts http://tspr.org/post/state-fair-officials-cant-follow-state-law-due-budget-cuts <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Wikimedia Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201406/harness_racing.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>Illinois' two state fairs did not comply with the law last year, according to a recent state audit -- and budget realities mean that'll happen again this summer.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuis/audio/2014/06/2014-06-27-state-fair-horses-1.mp3" class="asset-audio">As Hannah Meisel reports, state off Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:13:31 +0000 Hannah Meisel 55818 at http://tspr.org State Fair Officials: Can't Follow State Law Due To Budget Cuts Pension Decision Will Wait Until At Least December http://tspr.org/post/pension-decision-will-wait-until-least-december <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><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>It could be December before a judge decides on the legality of Illinois' pension overhaul law for at least another five months. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:48:24 +0000 Hannah Meisel 55621 at http://tspr.org Pension Decision Will Wait Until At Least December Teacher Pension Fund Lowers Expected Investment Return; State's Obligation To Grow http://tspr.org/post/teacher-pension-fund-lowers-expected-investment-return-states-obligation-grow <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201401/capitol.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>The Illinois Teachers' Retirement System says it expects a lower return on its pension investments in the next year. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:43:13 +0000 Hannah Meisel 55549 at http://tspr.org Teacher Pension Fund Lowers Expected Investment Return; State's Obligation To Grow