Gov. Quinn Says He's Worked To 'Rebuild Illinois'Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.
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.
Unions Willing To Pay More To Keep Unions, If State Guarantees Its ShareState employee unions said Wednesday they're willing to chip in more of their salaries toward retirements, if the state of Illinois guarantees that it will fully fund its responsibilities toward workers' pensions.