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Pension Reform

Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Lawmakers Take Quinn To Court Over Pay Freeze

It’s an old saying: A day’s pay for a day’s work.

09/18/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Hearing Today On Fight Over State Lawmakers’ Pay

House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued after Gov. Pat Quinn used his veto power earlier this summer to cut money for legislators’ salaries from the state budget.

09/18/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn Pleased With ‘Positive’ Framework From Pension Committee

Gov. Pat Quinn appears happy about the progress state lawmakers have been making on pension reforms.

08/26/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Lawmaker: Pension Reform Talks ‘Very Delicate,’ But Making Progress

A leading state lawmaker said a bipartisan pension reform committee has been making progress toward a deal, though not as quickly as they’d like.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2013

Illinois State Capitol

September Hearing Set On Dispute Over Lawmakers’ Salary

“This is going to be a landmark case,” said Gov. Pat Quinn, who used his veto power last month to block lawmakers’ salaries over their failure to reach an agreement on pension reform.

08/06/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn presents his annual budget address to the Illinois General Assembly on March 6, 2013, in Springfield. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Dares Lawmakers To Override Veto Denying Their Pay

The Governor said there was no reason for lawmakers to go to court to reverse him. They could do it themselves.

07/31/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and state Rep. Anthony DeLuca (right) shake hands at an event where Quinn signed legislation for a South Suburban Airport. (Credit: CBS)

Salary Dispute Prompts Tense Moment For Quinn, Lawmaker At Bill Signing

One of the state lawmakers whose paychecks are being withheld by Gov. Pat Quinn over the state’s pension stalemate appeared to be about to upstage the governor at a bill signing yesterday.

07/26/2013

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley criticizes Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for what he calls a lack of leadership on reforming the state's pension systems. Daley has formally entered the race for governor against Quinn, and Madigan also is a potential candidate. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Daley: Quinn Should Hold Marathon Talks On Pension

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to bring the state’s legislative leaders together for around-the-clock talks to resolve the state’s $97 billion pension shortfall.

07/22/2013

City Hall

Civic Federation: City’s Credit Rating Hit ‘Extraordinary’

The head of a budget watchdog group said a major of the Chicago’s credit rating on Thursday was no surprise, but is very troubling for residents.

07/19/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn Suspends Lawmakers’ Pay Over Pension Stalemate

Seeking to pressure lawmakers into acting on comprehensive pension reform, Gov. Pat Quinn used his budgetary veto powers on Wednesday to suspend legislative salaries until they come up with a plan.

07/10/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Pension Committee Won’t Meet Governor’s Reform Deadline

The Governor is holding fast to next Tuesday’s deadline for a pension reform bill; the lawmakers are saying there’s no way they can do it.

07/03/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Committee Meets To Discuss Pension Reform For First Time

Eight days after being appointed to try to reach a compromise on pension reform, the House-Senate Conference committee met as a group for the first time today.

CBS 2–06/27/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Refuses To Budge On July 9 Pension Deadline

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is taking a hard line when it comes to pension reform and refusing to budge from the deadline he set. The Governor tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine that the bill better be on his desk July 9 or else.

06/26/2013

Illinois House Floor

Governor, Legislative Leaders Still Can’t Agree On Pension Reform

A meeting between Gov. Pat Quinn and the state’s four legislative leaders ended Friday afternoon without much progress towards pension reform, and it appears next week’s special session won’t bring a solution.

06/14/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Madigan Moves To Gut Cullerton’s Pension Reform Plan

House Speaker Michael Madigan has taken steps to replace Senate President John Cullerton’s pension reform plan with his own plan, even though the speaker’s plan was soundly defeated in the Senate last month.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013

Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross (Credit: CBS)

House GOP Leader Accuses Dem Leaders Of ‘Tap Dance’ To Block Pension Reform

Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross said Wednesday that he believes there’s an ulterior motive behind the ongoing pension reform standoff between House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.

WBBM Newsradio–06/12/2013

James R. Thompson Center

Quinn Asks Madigan, Cullerton To Merge Pension Reform Plans

After meeting with Gov. Pat Quinn for more than an hour and a half, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton seemed friendly, but not much closer to resolving their differences over pension reform.

06/10/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Madigan Enlists Nekritz To Negotiate With Cullerton On Pensions

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan might not be in touch with Gov. Pat Quinn, but there might be some behind-the-scenes work ahead to resolve the state’s pension reform impasse before a special session of the General Assembly on June 19.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn presents his annual budget address to the Illinois General Assembly on March 6, 2013, in Springfield. (Credit: CBS)

Governor Calls Special Session On Pensions After Another Credit Downgrade

Gov. Pat Quinn has called for a special session of the Illinois General Assembly in two weeks, after the state’s credit rating was downgraded again over lawmakers’ failure to approve comprehensive pension reforms.

06/06/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Calls Out Legislative Leaders Over Pension Inaction

Gov. Pat Quinn has called out the state’s top two Democratic legislative leaders over the General Assembly’s inaction on pension reform.

06/04/2013

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