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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.

03/06/2013

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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.

01/11/2013

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.”

01/04/2013

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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.

01/03/2013

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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.

01/01/2013

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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.

12/25/2012

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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.

11/05/2012

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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.

08/17/2012

Ill. House Reconsiders Closing Pension Loopholes

The lawmakers argued Sunday that reversing benefits after they’ve been earned, even by questionable means, is probably unconstitutional.

12/11/2011

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Illinois Government Construction Shutdown Avoided

Without that legislation, authorities said, construction would have been halted on June 30, putting thousands of people out of work.

06/17/2011

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