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ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE: John Tillman: Statement on he Janus V. AFSCME Decision

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Janus v. AFSCME, confirming that forced union fees are unconstitutional.

IL Supreme Court: Government can't use change in law to deny info requests filed before law changed

By Dan Churney | May 29, 2018

The Illinois Supreme Court has overruled lower court judges who had decided an Illinois state agency could wait until after a law is changed to use the change in the law to deny a public information request submitted before the law changed.

Retirement income tax could boost IL bucks, but also spawn court challenges, exodus of retirees

By Cook County Record | Feb 27, 2018

With Illinois' budget woes continuing, one Democratic candidate for governor has suggested taxing retirement income, But such a proposal could lead to a mass exodus of retirees from the state, as well as court challenges exempting the state's public worker retirees from paying any such tax, under the state constitution's pension protections.

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