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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.

01/29/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmakers OK Pension Reform Plan

The 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.

12/03/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Unions Willing To Pay More To Keep Unions, If State Guarantees Its Share

State 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.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2012