Illinois Lawmakers OK Pension Reform PlanThe Illinois Legislature approved a historic plan Tuesday to eliminate the state's $100 billion pension shortfall, a vote that proponents described as critical to repairing the state's deeply troubled finances but that faces the immediate threat of a legal challenge from labor unions.
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.
Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On Pension ReformAfter more than five months of work, Illinois' legislative leaders announced Wednesday they've reached a deal to help solve the state's $100 billion pension problem, considered the nation's worst.
Quinn: Veto Session Valuable To 'Lay Foundation' For Key IssuesGov. Pat Quinn says he's not discouraged that lawmakers came away from two days of their fall veto session without tackling any of the major issues on their agenda.
Emanuel's 2014 Budget Speech Includes Warning About Pension CrisisThe mayor also warned aldermen the city his efforts to avoid raising property taxes has been put in jeopardy by the continuing pension crisis in Illinois.
Ill. Supreme Court To Hear Appeal On Lawmaker Pay DisputeGov. Pat Quinn's appeal of a ruling that his veto of lawmakers' pay was unconstitutional will be heard by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Appeals Court Denies Quinn's Latest Bid To Block Lawmakers' PayGov. Pat Quinn lost another round in his bid to block lawmakers’ paychecks until they send him a pension reform plan, when the Illinois Appellate Court denied his request to stop legislators from getting paid.
Judge: Quinn Has To Pay Lawmakers A Cook County judge has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to halt lawmaker pay over the pension crisis is unconstitutional and has ordered Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to pay them immediately.
Lawmakers Take Quinn To Court Over Pay FreezeIt's an old saying: A day's pay for a day's work.
Hearing Today On Fight Over State Lawmakers' PayHouse 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.
Quinn Pleased With 'Positive' Framework From Pension CommitteeGov. Pat Quinn appears happy about the progress state lawmakers have been making on pension reforms.
Lawmaker: Pension Reform Talks 'Very Delicate,' But Making ProgressA leading state lawmaker said a bipartisan pension reform committee has been making progress toward a deal, though not as quickly as they'd like.
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.
Quinn Dares Lawmakers To Override Veto Denying Their PayThe Governor said there was no reason for lawmakers to go to court to reverse him. They could do it themselves.
Salary Dispute Prompts Tense Moment For Quinn, Lawmaker At Bill SigningOne 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.