What is the value of a finger? An arm? The Illinois House spent more than five hours Tuesday discussing such questions during a hearing on workers’ compensation, the system that’s supposed to make workers whole after they’ve been hurt on the job.Workers' CompensationLegislation & Regulation
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says workers’ compensation costs are especially high in Illinois, stifling job creation and stunting growth. He’s made changing the system a cornerstone of his first-year agenda.So Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan, who presided over an overhaul of the system just a few years ago, convened the entire House to listen to testimony on the issue with less a month left in the spring session.