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  • Democrats try new approach on tax increase: major budget cuts

    Democrats try new approach on tax increase: major budget cuts
    SPRINGFIELD — After a personal appeal by Gov. Pat Quinn to round up enough votes to make permanent a state income tax increase failed, Democratic leaders tried a new tactic Wednesday: the prospect of massive budget cuts. Speaker Michael Madigan...
  • Driving permit for chronic DUI offenders fails

    Driving permit for chronic DUI offenders fails
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House voted down a bill today that would have given people a chance to drive with a highly restricted permit after getting convicted four times of driving under the influence or alcohol or drugs. The measure, sponsored by...
  • State lawmakers set up committee to tackle pension reform

    State lawmakers set up committee to tackle pension reform
    SPRINGFIELD --- The General Assembly is in special session today to form a conference committee of lawmakers who will try to come up with a way to break a stalemate on government worker pension reform. The Senate got the ball rolling by voting 45-11 not...
  • Pension debate at 1970 Constitutional Convention echoes in today's crisis

     Pension debate at 1970 Constitutional Convention echoes in today's crisis
    Illinois' crushing public pension crisis has been literally decades in the making, but the present stalemate in Springfield over how to resolve it can be traced in great measure to a single point in time: July 21, 1970. Richard Nixon was president,...
  • Madigan pension reforms pass House

    Madigan pension reforms pass House
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House today approved a far-reaching pension reform plan pushed by Speaker Michael Madigan that is headed for an uncertain fate in the Senate. The proposal aims to erase the state's nearly $100 billion pension debt by...
  • Brady: Voters growing weary of Quinn's populist acts

    Brady: Voters growing weary of Quinn's populist acts
    State Sen. Bill Brady, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, said voters have grown weary of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's populist actions and want a leader who will "deal with reality." Brady, a Bloomington Republican who lost the 2010...
  • Estimates show Madigan pension plan could save $187 billion

    Estimates show Madigan pension plan could save $187 billion
    SPRINGFIELD — New estimates released Tuesday indicate House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension reform proposal would save more money over the next three decades than had been expected. Number crunchers turned in a final review that showed...
  • CPS pension holiday bill fails

    CPS pension holiday bill fails
    SPRINGFIELD --- A plan to allow Mayor Rahm Emanuel to skip a large chunk of Chicago Public Schools pension payments for two years failed today after Gov. Pat Quinn vowed to veto it unless lawmakers also approve comprehensive government worker pension....
  • Cullerton won't seek interest money for lawmakers' delayed paychecks

    Cullerton won't seek interest money for lawmakers' delayed paychecks
    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Saturday he will not seek interest payments lawmakers are due for going without pay for two months last summer, a shift from earlier comments by a spokeswoman who had indicated the Democratic leader would work...
  • Illinois approves major pension overhaul

    — Illinois lawmakers narrowly approved a historic, sweeping overhaul of government worker pension systems Tuesday, overcoming years of political and philosophical differences in an attempt to address one of the state's most pressing financial...
  • Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest

    Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest
    Dealt a loss in his attempt to wipe out lawmakers' paychecks, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will try to put the ruling on ice Friday as he attempts to kick up to the Illinois Supreme Court the legal question of whether his move was constitutional. Those...