Brian Mackey

Illinois Statehouse Reporter

Brian Mackey covers Illinois state government and politics from the WUIS Statehouse bureau. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He can be reached at (217) 206-6020.

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The authors of a new study say a proposal to fix Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension shortfall would undermine the retirement security of government employees

The Illinois Supreme Court has paved the way for a long-dormant abortion law to finally go into effect.

Illinois lawmakers have repeatedly missed Governor Pat Quinn's deadlines for fixing the state’s pension systems, so he is using his veto power to prevent legislators from getting paid.