Illinois Senate President

State Senate President John Cullerton

Cullerton Calls For Debt Restructuring For State’s Unpaid Bills

State revenues have increased this fiscal year, but there are still billions of dollars in backlogged bills to contend with.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2012

State Senate President John Cullerton

Cullerton Hopes To Tackle State’s Pension Liabilities

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) wants to tackle the state’s largest financial burden – unfunded pension liabilities – during the upcoming spring legislative session.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmakers’ Final Veto Session Mostly Lands With A Thud

In the one-day return to Springfield for the Illinois General Assembly, the only big accomplishment was the seemingly minor shift of money to keep seven state facilities alive for the last seven months of the fiscal year.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

Casino Gambling

Quinn Stands By Opposition To Gambling Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday that he won’t sign off on a gambling expansion bill until lawmakers “get it right.”

WBBM Newsradio–11/13/2011

State Senate President John Cullerton

Report: Cullerton Moves To Repeal Video Poker Law

In a surprise move, Senate President John Cullerton Wednesday took steps to gut the controversial 2009 state law that authorized video gambling machines in bars and restaurants throughout the state, the Sun-Times is reporting.

03/16/2011

Illinois Senate Chambers

Senate Pres.: Cutting Pension Benefits Is Unconstitutional

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says cutting pension benefits for current state employees is, in his words, “clearly unconstitutional.”

WBBM Newsradio–03/03/2011