Speaker Madigan A No-Show At Latest State Budget MeetingThe state has been operating without a spending plan since July 1 and both parties remain deadlocked on how to proceed.
Lawmakers Get Details Of Pension Reform Plan; Could Vote TuesdayIllinois' legislative leaders briefed other lawmakers Friday on details of a breakthrough agreement for solving the state's $100 billion pension crisis, leaving them four days to study the plan before facing a vote that could be crucial for the state's financial condition and their own re-election plans.
Gov. Quinn: Fix Pensions 'Once And For All'Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pledged Tuesday to reform the public employee pension system "once and for all" this spring.
Quinn, Lawmakers Discuss Economy; Casinos Don't Come UpGov. Pat Quinn and top Illinois lawmakers talked about jobs at their latest high-level meeting Tuesday.
Gov. Quinn Gives Until Friday To Avoid Shutdown Of State Construction ProjectsGov. Pat Quinn called legislative leaders to his Thompson Center office, and gave them till Friday to agree on a plan that he said would avoid a shutdown of state construction projects.