Republican Day at the State Fair

House Republican Leader Tom Cross takes the stage during Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Cross of Oswego called on Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to "quit the games" that have led to deadlock on pension legislation that would rein in costs of a retirement system hurtling toward a $93 billion debt by next summer.

( Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune / August 16, 2012 )

House Republican Leader Tom Cross takes the stage during Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Cross of Oswego called on Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to "quit the games" that have led to deadlock on pension legislation that would rein in costs of a retirement system hurtling toward a $93 billion debt by next summer.

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