The winding road towards pension reform in Illinois just got longer as Gov. Pat Quinn and general assembly leaders agree to a conference committee on the issue.
A bipartisan group of elected officials want the state House to take up the original, union-backed pension reform bill that has already passed out of the Senate.
Illinois university officials have offered up a plan to help combat the state's nearly $100 billion pension shortfall.
During the upcoming special session, the Illinois House will not consider the Senate's pension reform bill.
Bill Daley filed papers with the Illinois State Board of Elections Tuesday to run for governor.
State lawmakers are expected to head back to Springfield next week for a special session to take up a pension reform proposal that combines aspects of both the House and Senate plans.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton are expected to meet Monday to discuss pension reform.
Millionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner officially announced
his GOP candidacy for Illinois’ 2014 gubernatorial race Wednesday,
saying he plans to target “government union bosses” the he believes are responsible
for the state’s fiscal crisis.
Potential candidate in the governor's race, Bill
Daley, criticized the state's leadership for failing to pass pension reform
legislation during the spring session.