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.
Land of Lincoln is in minority as a state with a Democratic governor, but no health insurance marketplace.
The Thomas More Society believes the uncertainty will result in hundreds, or even thousands, of lawsuits.
Sunday’s storms spawned tornadoes that pummeled the state, killing at least six people and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses.
The Chicago Democrat is set to visit five communities in central and southern Illinois on Monday to see damage up close.
Pat Quinn offers information on road closures and storm damage.
The Chicago Democrat told reporters Wednesday that it’s a matter of logistics for planning an event that will involve numerous activists and advocates involved in lobbying for the measure.
A historic vote Tuesday in the Illinois House positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama’s home state.