Quinn and Cullerton Meet Over Pensions

June 04, 2013

Gov. Pat Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton have met to discuss stalemate over a solution to Illinois' pension crisis, but House Speaker Michael Madigan didn't show up.

Aides to all three leaders had no details on Tuesday's roughly hour-long meeting in Quinn's Chicago office. Neither Cullerton nor Quinn addressed reporters. 

Quinn announced the meeting a day earlier.

Both the House and Senate remained deadlocked on a solution to the nearly $100 billion problem. The Senate voted down a House-backed plan late Friday. Meanwhile a plan by Cullerton didn't leave a House committee.

No details were immediately available about what Quinn and Cullerton discussed.

Madigan spokesman Steve Brown says the Chicago Democrat is out of state. He didn't know if Madigan participated by phone, an option Quinn aides presented.

Story source: AP