It’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.
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.
Saturday, Governor Pat Quinn and all four legislative leaders met behind closed doors to try and finally hammer out a pension reform deal.
So what’s the fashionable Illinois delegate wearing at the Republican national Convention?
Twenty years ago today President George W. Bush was basking in high approval ratings following the first Gulf War, Cheers was the popular TV show in the land, and a new era started for the Chicago White Sox.
It’s been another busy but markedly unproductive day in the Illinois General Assembly, which is aiming to raise our taxes but not there yet.