Conference Committee

Illinois Lawmakers OK Pension Reform PlanThe Illinois Legislature approved a historic plan Tuesday to eliminate the state's $100 billion pension shortfall, a vote that proponents described as critical to repairing the state's deeply troubled finances but that faces the immediate threat of a legal challenge from labor unions.
Quinn Pleased With 'Positive' Framework From Pension CommitteeGov. Pat Quinn appears happy about the progress state lawmakers have been making on pension reforms.
Lawmaker: Pension Reform Talks 'Very Delicate,' But Making ProgressA leading state lawmaker said a bipartisan pension reform committee has been making progress toward a deal, though not as quickly as they'd like.
Pension Committee Won't Meet Governor's Reform DeadlineThe Governor is holding fast to next Tuesday's deadline for a pension reform bill; the lawmakers are saying there's no way they can do it.