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State Reps Approve Cap For Pensionable Salary
State reps are on board with a plan to cap pensionable salaries for state workers. All current workers would be capped at 113-thousand dollars but it wouldn't impact anyone making more than that now. Those workers would be capped at their current, higher salary level. State reps voted yes on the proposal during a test vote yesterday and it could eventually become part of a larger pension fix.
Illinois Slow On Licensing Doctors
Doctors, surgeons, and medical students aren't coming to Illinois because it takes too long to get licensed. The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation had to cut their staff and now they're having a hard time keeping up with applicants. State lawmakers have approved a plan that would allow the department to borrow 660-million dollars to rehire the workers. They'd raise doctor fees from 300 to 700 dollars every three years in order to pay the loan back. The bill just needs the governor's signature.
Kids May Not Have To Report HIV Status To Schools
Lawmakers are trying to reverse a law that requires students to tell their schools if their HIV positive. Representative LaShawn Ford says school officials shouldn't just assume someone is HIV negative when there's an incident involving blood. He says treating everyone as if they're HIV
positive will help prevent the spread of the disease. His bill passed in the House and is headed to the Senate.
Chicago Sports Legends Support IL Gay Marriage
Two Hall of Fame athletes from Chicago professional sports teams are throwing their support behind the proposed Illinois law to legalize gay marriage. Former Cubs legend Ernie Banks and Bears great Richard Dent are among the athletes who co-signed a letter being sent to the Illinois House. E-S-P-N Chicago reports the letter in part says the Illinois General Assembly should quote, "act now and give same-sex couples the freedom to marry."
Remember To Set Clocks Forward This Weekend
Don't forget to set your clocks forward this weekend. Daylight Saving Time begins at two in the morning this Sunday. That means you'll lose an hour of sleep but the trade off is an extra hour of daylight from now until November.
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