Democratic leaders in the Illinois Legislature said Friday that they would try again to pass a pension-reform plan backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, rejecting a request from Gov. Read »
Gov. Pat Quinn dangled the possibility Tuesday that he'll call lawmakers back for a special session on Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension crisis, but he pressed Senate President John Cullerton and House... Read »
The proposal pushed by House Speaker Michael Madigan failed Thursday evening, with 16 voting "yes" and 42 voting "no." Read »
Illinois House adjourned Friday without a pension reform deal and a Senate spokeswoman said that chamber wouldn't take any more pension votes. Read »
The Illinois Senate voted Thursday to send a union-supported pension reform bill to the House, leaving lawmakers with two competing proposals for dealing with the nation's worst state pension problem just weeks... Read »
A House committee on Thursday approved a bi-partisan pension overhaul that requires more employee contributions and floats the issue of shifting pension costs to local school district Read »
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