Barbara Flynn Currie
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn tried Monday to persuade House Democrats to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase to avoid what he says would be “savage” budget cuts.
Gun control advocates urged Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to quickly appeal the ruling.
A constitutional amendment is on the ballot which, if it passes, would require a three-fifths vote from the governing body to increase benefits.
Hundreds were in Springfield Thursday to say bills in the Illinois legislature mirror what’s happening in neighboring states.