Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to speed up a state Supreme Court review of a pension law. But public employees are hoping to slow down that process.
Last month, a Sangamon County judge overturned the law that would reduce pension benefits. The plan is estimated to save one billion dollars the first year.
The judge found the law violates the state constitution's protection for public pensions.
Money is behind the arguments on both sides. The state won't be able to pocket savings if the case remains tied up in the judiciary.