June 18, 2013

Lawmakers, Quinn, Plan Pension Talks Into July

Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers are working on a new plan to solve the state's $97 billion pension crisis that involves forming a bipartisan committee and reconvening the Legislature again in July.


(Nati Harnik/AP)
June 18, 2013

White House Threatens Veto Of House Farm Bill

The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.


June 17, 2013

Universities Offer Partial Illinois Pension Fix

Illinois university employees would pay more toward their pensions and receive annual retirement-pay increases tied to inflation in a reform plan the Senate president supports.


Michael Madigan
(Seth Perlman/AP)
June 12, 2013

Madigan Plans New Vote On Pension Plan

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is planning a fresh vote on his own plan to reform public-employee pensions despite a request from the governor for compromise with the Senate.


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