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College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

17 Feb 2019

CHICAGO Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues.

College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

17 Feb 2019

CHICAGO Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues.

College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

17 Feb 2019

CHICAGO Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues.

Illinois targets bonds and longer payment schedule for pensions

14 Feb 2019

CHICAGO, Feb 14 Illinois would issue $2 billion of bonds and extend its pension amortization schedule by seven years to give its budget some short-term relief from growing contributions, a top state official said on Thursday.

New Illinois governor eyes larger fiscal year 2020 budget hole

08 Feb 2019

CHICAGO Illinois faces a $3.2 billion deficit in its upcoming fiscal 2020 budget that is nearly 16 percent higher than previously projected, Governor J.B. Pritzker's administration said on Friday.

Budget and pensions top credit issues for Illinois' new governor -Moody's

05 Feb 2019

CHICAGO, Feb 5 Illinois' already low credit rating could be impaired if the state relies on one-time revenue measures or increases its large unpaid bill backlog to balance its upcoming budget, Moody's Investors Service said on Tuesday.

U.S. states act to ease unpaid federal workers' pain

16 Jan 2019

CHICAGO With the U.S. government shutdown now in its fourth week, states have begun taking steps to cushion the blow for federal workers who have been tossed out of work or forced to work without pay.

U.S. states act to ease unpaid federal workers' pain

16 Jan 2019

CHICAGO, Jan 16 With the U.S. government shutdown now in its fourth week, states have begun taking steps to cushion the blow for federal workers who have been tossed out of work or forced to work without pay.

UPDATE 1-Move to invalidate Puerto Rico GO debt squeezes bondholders

15 Jan 2019

CHICAGO, Jan 15 Puerto Rico general obligation bond prices tumbled on Tuesday after the island's federally appointed oversight board put the squeeze on bondholders late on Monday by announcing a plan to invalidate about half of the U.S. commonwealth's full faith and credit-backed debt.

New Illinois governor promises balanced budget for state

14 Jan 2019

CHICAGO Billionaire political newcomer J.B. Pritzker took office as Illinois governor on Monday, pledging to pass a balanced budget and take on the state's "challenging" financial problems with "hard choices."

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