Illinois pensions

Governor Pat Quinn initially said a campaign dealing with public employee pensions would begin in August. Illinois owes $83 billion more in pensions than there is money available.  That debt has prompted widespread calls for cuts to state employees' and teachers' benefits.

Both chambers consider limiting reform to lawmakesrs only No pension legislation will move through the General Assembly today. Legislators convened in Springfield for a special session on pensions, but the Senate has already adjourned without taking up any measures. Their website says the next session will be Nov. 27. The Illinois House was still in session at 5 p.m.

Governor signs pension bill, but it's not the overhaul he wants

Jun 19, 2012

Illinois' pensions systems will get more scrutiny under legislation signed by Governor Pat Quinn. The bill calls on the state to hire an independent actuary.