Madigan in Tense Stand Off With Press After Foiled Attempt to Avoid Questions
Cullerton: Illinois Pension Problem Not 'Crisis'With lawmakers preparing to return to Springfield this week to address the state's most pressing issues, Senate President John Cullerton is suggesting the $97 billion Illinois pension shortfall isn't as dire as other top leaders contend.
Madigan, Cullerton File Lawsuit Over Halted PayThe leaders of the Illinois House and Senate are filing a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn's halting of lawmaker pay over the state's pension gridlock.
Ill. Legislature Agrees To Form Committee To Solve Pension CrisisCBS 2's Chief Correspondent Jay Levine takes a look at what the 10 member conference committee appointed today hopes to accomplish.
Expert: Cullerton, Madigan Can't Afford To Back Down In Pension CrisisIt's a big week in Springfield, with lawmakers preparing for a special session on pension reform this Wednesday. It's likely to be a tense day, with two of the state's most powerful legislators trying to protect their reputations, reports WBBM's John Waelti.
Cullerton: Candidates For Governor Should Be Honest About Income TaxIllinois Senate President John Cullerton says it’s time to honestly face the future…about a tax cut that lies ahead, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Quinn To Meet With Madigan, Cullerton On Monday Governor Quinn has finally connected with House Speaker Mike Madigan to discuss pensions…and WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that he’s hoping for more progress next week.
Quinn Calls Out Legislative Leaders Over Pension InactionGov. Pat Quinn has called out the state’s top two Democratic legislative leaders over the General Assembly’s inaction on pension reform.
Quinn Meets With Legislative Leaders Over Pension Reform, But No DealSaturday, Governor Pat Quinn and all four legislative leaders met behind closed doors to try and finally hammer out a pension reform deal.
State Senate Panel OKs Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsThe Senate Executive Committee voted 12-2 to advance the plan.
Illinois Republicans: Dem Majority Got Labor 'Payoff' To Block Pension ReformJust follow the money, GOP state chairman Pat Brady tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
Son Of Senate President John Cullerton Allegedly Threatened BouncerThe son of Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is in trouble again, charged with threatening a bouncer at a Wicker Park neighborhood bar on Sunday night.