Tom Cross

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Still Few Gains In Illinois Pension Talks

One suggestion: extend the temporary income tax increase, set to expire in 2015, and earmark that revenue towards paying the pension obligations.



Illinois Republican Leader Admits Attracting Minority Voters Is Difficult

“I think the tone and the rhetoric from a lot of people around the country on the Republican Party is inappropriate when it comes to issues like immigration,” Tom Cross said.


Illinois State Capitol 2, Getty Images, photo by Henryk Sadura

Illinois House Rejects Pension Cuts For Lawmakers Only

Gov. Quinn called legislators into special session Friday to address pensions. But nothing could be achieved.



Illinois Republican Skeptical On Special Session

“As much as I think it would be nice to say we’ve got an agreement on pension reform, I don’t think that realistically [is] going to happen,” Tom Cross said


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Illinois Lawmakers, Bears Meet to Talk Concussions

The legislation would require all school boards to adopt a policy regarding student athlete concussions and head injuries.


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