Speaker Michael Madigan says lawmakers to be in “continuous session” past Sunday.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.
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.
Judy Baar Topinka says she currently has more than $5 billion worth of unpaid bills sitting on her desk.
Illinois powerful House speaker says a vote on Democrats’ 2015 budget, will help to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase.
Authorities say federal search warrants have been executed at the Elgin home and office of state Rep. Keith Farnham.
The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.
The House voted 62-53 in favor of the plan, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he will sign it. The Senate approved the measure 30-24 just minutes earlier.
After more than five months of work, Illinois’ legislative leaders announced Wednesday they’ve reached a deal to help solve the state’s $100 billion pension problem, considered the nation’s worst.
Illinois House lawmakers are expected to gather in Springfield next week to approve a possible solution to the state’s roughly $100 billion pension crisis.