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What if, Illinois?

For information on my award-winning historical novel, “Madness: The War of 1812,” visit: http://www.madness1812.com Like The Barbershop? You can subscribe to it by typing in your email address in the box below and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Should Illinois public employee pensions be a top priority?

Not at the expense of other crisises llinois’ biggest problem is the state budget; the budget’s biggest problem is the plush pensions for public employees; lavish pensions are a problem because of a constitutional clause that bans the “diminishment or impairment” of their benefits. How did we get into this mess? If we understand how,... Read more »
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