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A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, says John W. Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy at the U. of I.

Public employee pensions continue to lose out to gambling giveaways, expert says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 24, 2015

A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, a leading national gambling critic and University of Illinois expert warns.

Published Date: March 24, 2015


Structural reform litigation is uniquely effective at combating misconduct in police departments, says Stephen Rushin, a professor of law at Illinois.

Structural reform litigation an effective tool for curbing police misconduct

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 18, 2015

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 has served as the basis for the reform of many police departments in cities across the country, including Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. And in what’s now seen as an increasingly likely next step, Ferguson, Missouri, will undergo its own Department of Justice-administered police reforms.

Published Date: March 18, 2015


The taxation of retirement income, an expansion of the sales tax base and an increase in the cost of health insurance benefits for state employees loom over the Illinois budgetary horizon as potential quick fixes for the revenue-strapped state, says Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois.

Tax changes loom for state ahead of budget address, expert says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 17, 2015

As Gov. Bruce Rauner readies his first budget address, expect him to propose changes that could have major consequences for certain demographics, a University of Illinois expert on taxation issues says. According to law professor Richard L. Kaplan, three issues – the taxation of retirement income, an expansion of the sales tax base and an increase in the cost of health insurance benefits for state employees – loom over the Illinois budgetary horizon as potential quick fixes for the revenue-strapped state.

Published Date: February 17, 2015


Medical malpractice reform has had relatively little impact on the U.S. health care system, says David Hyman, the H. Ross and Helen Workman Chair in Law and professor of medicine at Illinois.

Research: Medical malpractice reform does little to contain health care costs

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:January 27, 2015

Two papers co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care conclude that tort reform has had relatively little impact on the U.S. health care system.

Published Date: January 27, 2015


Consumers bear the cost of credential creep, says David Hyman, the H. Ross and Helen Workman Chair in Law at Illinois.

Expert: Pervasive 'credential creep' bad for health care practitioners, consumers

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:January 27, 2015

The outcome of a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last fall could potentially slow the trend of the ever-increasing number of occupations subject to state licensing, says a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care.

Published Date: January 27, 2015