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  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Judge finds Illinois prisons failing to meet the needs of mentally ill inmates
    Budget--State (8) , Corrections (74) , Prisons (74)
    A federal judge said the Illinois Department of Corrections has failed to meet the needs of mentally ill prison inmates.

    The finding comes two years after the state reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by former inmates.

    That 2016 settlement established 25 provisions for the IDOC to meet. A court-appointed monitor said the department did not comply with 18 of those.

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  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Tax experts say Illinois millionaires could try to flout progressive tax
    Governor (44) , Revenue , Taxes, income (86)
    J.B. Pritzker, Illinois' next governor, promised higher taxes on the wealthy would provide for new state revenue to spend on everything from roads to schools, but some tax experts say other states have sometimes had trouble collecting from wealthier residents who own property and businesses elsewhere.

    Pritzker, along with other Democratic lawmakers, have proposed changing Illinois’ ...   read more >

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    We know you’re not happy, but shut up about it!
    Tort Reform (27)
    If your lawyers negotiated a $20 million settlement for you, you’d be happy as a lark, wouldn’t you? You certainly wouldn’t complain about a jackpot like that. Only a colossal ingrate would act as if he’d been cheated by a settlement of that size.
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