Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he’ll be meeting with legislative leaders Monday to discuss pension reform. Lawmakers adjourned for the summer without agreeing on the best way to reduce benefits for state employees.
Quinn says that cost is cutting into other state expenses.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the college student debt situation is "bordering on a crisis," and Congress should act soon to prevent it from getting worse. Durbin points out the rate on federally-subsidized Stafford college loans is set to double on July first.
Durbin says more than 350,000 Illinois students would pay an extra $1,000 for each loan if that happens, which he says is unfair for students and their families.