John Cullerton http://northernpublicradio.org en Quinn Makes Minor Changes To State Budget http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-makes-minor-changes-state-budget <p></p><p>Illinois will have a budget in place when the state's new fiscal year begins Tuesday. The governor signed it into law Monday. He left much of the plan approved by Democratic legislators intact, with a couple of exceptions meant to play well with voters. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:07:44 +0000 Amanda Vinicky & Mike Moen 49902 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Makes Minor Changes To State Budget Pension Deadline Passes Without Resolution http://northernpublicradio.org/post/pension-deadline-passes-without-resolution <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Pat Quinn had harsh criticism for a bipartisan panel of legislators assigned to draft a new plan to reduce the state's pension costs. He wanted legislation passed Tuesday. Lawmakers say they're close, but still need more time. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:16:54 +0000 Mike Moen 32705 at http://northernpublicradio.org Pension Deadline Passes Without Resolution Ten Tasked With Illinois Pension Reform http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ten-tasked-illinois-pension-reform <p>Illinois lawmakers have created a committee to address the state's 97-billion-dollar pension problem. The House and Senate agreed to form a bipartisan conference committee to tackle the nation’s largest state pension shortfall.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:57:12 +0000 Susan Stephens 31757 at http://northernpublicradio.org Ten Tasked With Illinois Pension Reform New Illinois General Assembly, Same Four Leaders http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-illinois-general-assembly-same-four-leaders <p></p><p>Members of Illinois' 98th General Assembly were sworn in today in Springfield. There are a number of new faces -- but the four at the top remain the same.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:27:21 +0000 WNIJ 23800 at http://northernpublicradio.org New Illinois General Assembly, Same Four Leaders Cullerton Says No Pension Vote Until 2013 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cullerton-says-no-pension-vote-until-2013 <P>Another top Democrat in Springfield says any action on a pension overhaul will have to wait until early next year. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says a vote on a plan to overhaul the state's troubled pension systems will probably come in January. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:30:06 +0000 Mike Moen 18377 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cullerton Says No Pension Vote Until 2013