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Pension consolidation bill clears Illinois House, sent to Senate Pension consolidation bill clears Illinois House, sent to Senate

Pension consolidation bill clears Illinois House, sent to Senate

A bill to consolidate 649 suburban and downstate police and firefighter pension funds into just two cleared the Illinois House Wednesday after negotiators agreed to remove language that just a day earlier had prompted local government officials to withdraw their support. After the vote, Gov. J.B. Pritzker hailed the House’s action as a “huge bipartisan step” toward easing property tax burdens.

Red light camera study bill advances in Senate Red light camera study bill advances in Senate

Red light camera study bill advances in Senate

A bill calling on the Illinois Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the use of automated red light cameras advanced in the state Senate on Tuesday, lawmakers’ first day back at the Capitol for the final three days of the fall veto session.

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