INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers soon may be forced to pay a "convenience fee" when using a credit or debit card to pay municipal or utility charges under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois House rejected a proposal Thursday requiring the state’s public employee pension systems to stop investing in gun manufacturers.
Do you lay awake at night wondering if you'll have enough money to pay the bills, let alone retire?
The three-legged stool of retirement planning is collapsing.
The Land of Lincoln is rusting away. Public sector pensions underfunded by $83 billion are a crisis Illinois has faced for years but still has not resolved.
Region views on politicians' pensions
Region views on politicians' pensions
Julie Birmingham, Crown Point | "I would lean more toward that they have gotten their cut. Just serve their term and go back to the private sector. I've been a homemaker for the last 20 years and even done some volunteering without a dime."
Kevin Fuller, Hobart | "If they've done the work, then yes. If you look at the way (former Chicago Mayor Richard) Daley got his, then no. He used a loophole. If you serve and don't cheat people, then you deserve a pension."
Jon-Myckle Price, Valparaiso | "It would depend on their salaries. I'd compare an average person's salary against the politicans to see how to access their pension."
Kevin Milan, Cedar Lake | "No, they're like everybody else. To me they're nobody special or deserve special treament. They shouldn't get any bigger perk than anyone else."
Courtney Stoltman, Hobart | "I think so, They do a lot for us. They deserve something for all of their efforts."
Jessica Montoya, Highland | "I don't believe so, but if they are honest something reasonable is OK. It shouldn't be extremely high, though."
CROWN POINT | Employees of the former owners of St. Anthony hospital in Crown Point have been notified they are losing pensions.
The agency charged with managing Lake County's solid waste seems not to be concerned about wasting the taxpayers' dollars. The plan for an extra payout to its top leaders is further evidence in support of that notion.
"Greedy" and "excessive" are among words used by some members of the Lake County solid waste management district board to describe a retirement plan proposed for district employees.
Cutting off your nose to spite your face. That's what I call it when a retired person, or even one halfway through his working life, blames all of the nation's economic problems on evil corporations and wishes for their demise.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The state's biggest bill, already at $85 billion, will keep growing.
INDIANAPOLIS | The chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party demanded Hoosier Lottery Director Kathryn Densborn resign after she spent thousands in taxpayer dollars on plush furniture for lottery offices.
INDIANAPOLIS | The pension fund for Indiana government employees has recouped nearly all of its losses from the 2008-09 stock market dip.
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