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Ill. House may scrap workers’ compensation

Illinois Rep. John Bradley. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

The Illinois House is considering a plan to scrap the state’s much-criticized workers’ compensation system. That means workers and employers would have to battle in court over each injury and whether the worker should be compensated.

Legislation ending the system was given tentative approval Thursday. Rep. John Bradley says he plans to hold a final vote as soon as possible. Get the full story »

Illinois House bill to tie contractors to state

Construction companies that want to work for the Illinois government would have to promise not to move out of state under a proposal moving through the Legislature. Get the full story »