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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9:52 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Pension Committee Reports Progress

The Illinois Capitol building

Members of a bipartisan legislative committee in Illinois remain optimistic they'll eventually agree on how to address the state’s $100 billion pension problem.

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Labor-Backed Research
5:37 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Study: Pension Reform Proposal Flawed

Credit Rich Egger

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

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State Supreme Court Ruling
3:44 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Illinois Abortion Notification Law Upheld

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

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Quinn Uses Veto Power
4:06 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Illinois Governor Stops Lawmaker Pay

Governor Pat Quinn

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.

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