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.
Cook County Circuit Judge said oral arguments will be presented Sept. 18 for the lawsuit filed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan says instead of running for Illinois governor she has decided to seek another term in her current position.
Michael Madigan is planning a fresh vote on his plan to overhaul the public-employee pension system, despite a request by the governor.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has called the plan a “massive overreach” because it would wipe out all local gun regulations, including Chicago’s ban on assault-style weapons.
A proposal to make Illinois the 10th state to allow gay marriage will face a “very difficult” reception in the Illinois House.
One of the amendments would make it a felony for anyone to sell, purchase or transfer a military-style assault weapon.