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There's the story of a woman with five kids who was asked: If she had to do it all over again, would she have five children? "Yes," she said, "just not these five." That's the way I feel about the immigration "reform" bill introduced by the Senate's...
Every once in a while legislation is slapped with the designation as "common sense" and truly deserves the label. A state proposal informally titled as "Logan's Law" certainly earns that moniker, requiring those convicted on animal abuse, neglect, or...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report Friday on April employment could show whether weak hiring in March marked a temporary lull or the fourth year in which a slumping economy has slowed job growth. Economists predict that the job gains likely improved on...
Is this the year Washington finally tackles immigration reform? The bipartisan "Gang of Eight" senators just released a proposal for "comprehensive immigration reform." But the "comprehensive immigration reform" on offer serves to legally deprive...
SACRAMENTO — Controversial legislation that would restrict most professional athletes from out-of-state teams from filing claims in California workers' compensation courts won overwhelming approval Thursday in the state Assembly. Despite...
The Tribune calls Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's pension reform bill a "generous deal" that provides public employees with "benefits that all of your friends in the private sector will subsidize, but far higher than what they'll receive from...
Most Americans are aware that they need to save for retirement. It is a topic that is easy to brush aside to a later date because although the subject is important, it may not seem urgent. But the longer you put off some basic retirement planning, the...
Mo. Senate Committee reviews Conceal and Carry Permit List-sharing with Social Security AdministrationJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --Federal agents say they asked three times for a list of Missouri concealed gun permit holders but never analyzed the data for a potential investigation of disability fraud. Personnel from the inspector general's office of the...
I am a retired teacher and taught in Illinois for my entire career. State Sen. Jim Oberweis’ suggestion that teachers should have 401(k)s instead of pensions made no sense to me (“Pension Plan,” Voice of the People, April 28). As you...
Susan Reimer's recent column on Social Security Dilemma completely missed the mark ("Don't blame boomers for Social Security dilemma," April 22). Neither Baby Boomers nor the lack of new workers has anything to do with the current Social Security dilemma....
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The April 29 letter about ex-spouses who will become indigent if there is alimony reform is wrong. The writer, who is 57 years old and has been married for 32 years to a "successful personal injury lawyer," will hardly end up indigent if the new...
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Administrative law judges who evaluate disability claims for the Social Security Administration want a federal court to ease a workload that they say makes errors more likely — the latest in a series of challenges confronting the Woodlawn-based...
Tags: Trials, U.S. Senate, Litigation, Conservation, White House
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