Governor Calls Special Session To Deal With Pension ReformGov. Pat Quinn has called for a special session of the Illinois General Assembly next month in an effort to finally reach a consensus on pension reform.
Governor, Legislative Leaders Still Divided On Pension ReformGov. Pat Quinn and the state's four legislative leaders remained split on how to fix the state's severely underfunded public pension systems, though the governor did signal a shift in philosophy regarding teacher pensions.
Chances For Pension Reform By Midnight Deadline Appear SlimThe chances of making major reforms to the state's public pension systems appear to be dead in Springfield, at least for now.
Mayor Emanuel Pushes Pension Reform In SpringfieldMayor Rahm Emanuel went to Springfield on Tuesday to speak to state lawmakers about the need for pension reform at the city and state levels.
State Senate Panel Shoots Down Bill Aimed At Pension ReformIllinois officials have been emphasizing for months that changes must be made to the state pension system to deal with myriad financial problems, but sometimes, reform is easier said than done.
House Panel Votes To Strip Free Health Care From Retired State WorkersIllinois' 78,000 state government retirees could lose their free health care benefits, under a measure headed to the full Illinois House for consideration.
Panel Asks Feds For More Details On Bribery Case Against Rep. SmithAn Illinois House panel is asking federal prosecutors for more information about the bribery charges against State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
Quinn's Budget Address Draws Praise, Ire From Both Sides Of The AisleYou didn’t have to be a Democrat to like Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget speech Wednesday, and you didn’t have to be a Republican to hate it.
Republicans Slam Democrats On Anniversary Of Income Tax HikeMarking the first anniversary of the income tax hike approved by Gov. Pat Quinn and the Democrat-controlled legislature, Republican lawmakers hammered Democrats over the tax increase, saying people don't like it and it's not working.
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.
Lawmakers Pushing For Rollback Of Corporate Income Tax HikeIllinois House Republicans – and even some House Democrats – want to roll back the state’s corporate income tax increase, but there’s no serious talk of also rolling back the personal income tax hike.
House Reaches Deal For Tax Breaks For Sears, CMEIllinois lawmakers will try again to pass a measure aimed at keeping two of the state’s largest companies from jumping ship.
Proposed Legislation Takes Aim At Pension Double DippersNew proposed legislation aims to close the loopholes that have allowed some Chicago labor union leaders to collect massive public pensions.
Republican Lawmaker Targets Controversial Pension PerkHouse Republican Leader Tom Cross said Thursday that he plans to push for legislation to repeal a 1991 law that allows union leaders from Chicago to reap inflated retirement benefits from ailing city pension funds.
Illinois GOP Pushing $500M Jobs PackageIllinois Republicans have filed a measure they say will create tens of thousands of jobs. They think it’s something Democrats can get behind as well.