CHICAGO (CBS) — A plan to overhaul some of Chicago’s underfunded employee pension systems could spell a long weekend for Gov. Pat Quinn, who has until Monday to decide what to do with the legislation on his desk.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, after congratulating two Illinois students who were finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Quinn was asked if he planned to v-e-t-o a measure that would clear the way for the Chicago City Council to raise property taxes to help fund the pension reform plan, something he doesn’t want.
“How do you spell review? R-e-v-i-e-w. I’m reviewing that bill,” Quinn said. “I’m gonna spend this weekend and into Monday. You know, we’ve looked at it quite a bit, but you’ve got to do your homework, right? You guys know that. You’ve got to do homework if you’re going to be ready for the big day.”