The winding road towards pension reform in Illinois just got longer as Gov. Pat Quinn and general assembly leaders agree to a conference committee on the issue.
A bipartisan group of elected officials want the state House to take up the original, union-backed pension reform bill that has already passed out of the Senate.
During the upcoming special session, the Illinois House will not consider the Senate's pension reform bill.
Potential candidate in the governor's race, Bill
Daley, criticized the state's leadership for failing to pass pension reform
legislation during the spring session.
The Illinois House has passed a controversial concealed carry bill that's received opposition from several political figures in the state.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Campus Faculty Association will not support either pension reform bill currently being considered in the Illinois General Assembly.
A new compromise concealed carry bill has been introduced in the Illinois House Wednesday.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says state lawmakers could make some historic moves by the end of this legislative session if they so choose.
The Illinois Senate has passed chamber President John Cullerton's pension reform bill, which is seen as a compromise bill between the legislator and labor.