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  • Quinn, lawmakers agree to form pension reform committee

    Quinn, lawmakers agree to form pension reform committee
    Unable to round up enough Senate votes for a sweeping measure to overhaul the state’s public employee pension system, Gov. Pat Quinn has backed off in favor of a plan to a form a committee designed to forge a compromise on the hot-button issue....
  • Madigan 'seriously considering' running for governor

    Madigan 'seriously considering' running for governor
    As the list of candidates wanting to be the next governor of Illinois grows, Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she is still making up her mind about whether to enter the race. The decision is one that will have a ripple effect on the next election...
  • Madigan goes against Quinn on pension reform

    Madigan goes against Quinn on pension reform
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday tried to increase the pressure on fellow Democrats in the Senate to get behind his version of pension reform and abandon their own as they head into Gov. Pat Quinn’s special session next...
  • Quinn shifts gears again on pension reform

    Quinn shifts gears again on pension reform
    A frustrated Gov. Pat Quinn has once again changed strategies in his effort to get a pension reform bill on his desk as he acknowledged Friday he’s “prepared to do whatever necessary” to try to break a deadlock between his fellow...
  • Quinn calls lawmakers into special session on pension reform

    Quinn calls lawmakers into special session on pension reform
    Gov. Pat Quinn today called lawmakers back into special session June 19 to deal with the public employee pension shortfall after another rating agency downgraded Illinois' credit rating. Given the wide philosophical divides between the House and Senate,...
  • Quinn says he'll meet Monday with leaders on pension changes

    Quinn says he'll meet Monday with leaders on pension changes
    Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he'll meet with Democratic legislative leaders Monday to try to find compromise on changes to a public employee pension system that's approaching $100 billion in debt. The governor indicated he spoke with House Speaker...
  • Quinn pitches pension plan of attack but no agreement

    Quinn pitches pension plan of attack but no agreement
    Gov. Pat Quinn offered a compromise suggestion today on how to break the impasse on pension reform: combine the dueling plans into one bill and let the courts sort it out. But Speaker Michael Madigan was cool to the idea, suggesting the governor instead...
  • Lobbyist Jack Dorgan is new Illinois GOP party chairman

    Lobbyist Jack Dorgan is new Illinois GOP party chairman
    Illinois Republican leaders on Saturday choose a lobbyist and Rosemont trustee to serve as state party chairman following several hours of closed door talks. Jack Dorgan's selection follows the resignation of former chair Pat Brady, who came under...
  • Illinois credit rating lowered after pension reform failure

    Illinois credit rating lowered after pension reform failure
    SPRINGFIELD --- A major investor ratings service further lowered Illinois' worst-in-the-nation credit rating today following lawmakers' inability to agree on money-saving reforms to the public employee pension system. Fitch Ratings dropped Illinois...
  • William Daley blasts inaction on pension reform

    William Daley blasts inaction on pension reform
    SPRINGFIELD — Democrat William Daley says he is “stunned” the state failed to address the pension crisis in the spring session and indicated the legislative meltdown is moving him closer to announcing a decision on whether to challenge...
  • Quinn advisor tapped to head board of higher ed

    Quinn advisor tapped to head board of higher ed
    Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed a senior adviser from within his administration to lead the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Lindsay Anderson, an attorney who most recently served as an advisor to Quinn and as chair of the Illinois Campaign Finance...
  • Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down

    Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...