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Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn’s Veto on Energy Bill

The concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.


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Illinois Senate Committee Approves 2 Pension Proposals

Two somewhat similar pension proposals moved out of a top committee Wednesday in hopes of generating momentum on addressing Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension problem.


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Quinn: State Stalled Until Pensions Fixed

With a calm but scolding tone, the Democrat facing re-election in 20 months used tough language to describe the pension hole that will suck nearly $7 billion of the state’s general revenue in the coming year.


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Bond Rating Agency Warns Illinois Of Possible Rating Cut

The agency says public pension reform is critical to Illinois’ fiscal position.


Illinois Senate Leaders Reflect On Do-Nothing Lame Duck Session

Christine Radogno says the lame duck session didn’t live up to the hype; “a lot of expectation, and not a lot of substance happened.”


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Illinois Senate Delays Gay Marriage Floor Vote

The proposal to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples will get a committee hearing but there aren’t currently enough votes to pass it on the floor.


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AP: $275M More for Illinois Roads this Year

Illinois could have $275 million more for road and bridge projects this year if lawmakers approve a Department of Transportation funding plan.


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Illinois Lawmakers Scale Back January Schedule

Lawmakers could consider legislation on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, pensions and gay marriage.


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Illinois Democrats To Voters: Don’t Have Your Vote Suppressed

“If you are asked for a photo ID, it’s not required, but do not leave your precinct if you’re asked for that,” State Sen. Terry Link said.


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Quinn Not Giving Up Hope on Special Session

Illinois lawmakers have been called back to the Capitol with orders to work on the state’s massive pension problem.




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