lawsuits http://northernpublicradio.org en Another Pension Lawsuit Is Filed http://northernpublicradio.org/post/another-pension-lawsuit-filed <p></p><p>More Illinois retirees are suing to block changes to the state's pension system. They're fighting a new law that seeks to save billions of dollars by cutting benefits. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:04:57 +0000 Mike Moen & Brian Mackey 41265 at http://northernpublicradio.org Another Pension Lawsuit Is Filed Five non-union retirees sue state over new benefit law http://northernpublicradio.org/post/five-non-union-retirees-sue-state-over-new-benefit-law <p>Five retired state employees are suing over a new law that allows Illinois to begin charging some state retirees for health insurance.</p><p>The plaintiffs are members of the State Employees Retirement System who all put in at least 20 years of state service. Such retirees had been entitled to premium-free state health insurance, but Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law last month that does away with that benefit.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:56:29 +0000 WNIJ 14772 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lisa Madigan calls same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lisa-madigan-calls-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional <p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the state&#39;s current prohibition against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.</p><p>The Democrat is throwing her weight behind a pair of lawsuits in Cook County court that are challenging the state&#39;s marriage laws. She says she personally supports gay marriage.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:47:14 +0000 Victor Yehling 12827 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lisa Madigan calls same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional