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Illinois Workers’ Compensation Gets House Hearing

 Thursday, May 7, 2015

 Chicago Tribune

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.
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.
Workers' CompensationLegislation & Regulation