The denial of a "popcorn-flavoring lung disease" claim brought by a former Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) employee has been affirmed by the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court’s Workers’ Compensation Commission Division.
In the state’s fiscal tug-of-war, Illinois legislators’ purses appear to be protected by House Speaker MIke Madigan’s (D-Dist 22) handling of details — and despite hardship for constituents, Illinois congressional salaries remain among the nation’s highest, a research group said recently.
While Illinois lawmakers managed to agree on a Band-Aid solution for
the state’s deep financial catastrophe, aside from a delay in their salaries,
there haven’t been any financial repercussions for legislators failing to pass
a full budget for fiscal year 2016.
Decatur-based Richland Community College recently joined the ranks of the Illinois budget stalemate’s latest losses as part of a group of 15 Illinois community colleges — out of 27 total community-college programs statewide — to suffer credit downgrades.