Illinois Pension Crises http://wkms.org en IL Legislature Set To Fix Pension http://wkms.org/post/il-legislature-set-fix-pension <p></p><p>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he's prepared to pass a "meaningful" pension reform bill, and he hopes it will happen before the end of the year.</p><p>The Democrat says legislative leaders are waiting for actuaries to crunch numbers on some proposals they're considering.</p><p>The House Personnel and Pensions Committee yesterday approved a measure that lawmakers could amend with a pension deal. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:12:36 +0000 The Associated Press 36372 at http://wkms.org IL Legislature Set To Fix Pension IL Legislature Prepares For Second Day In Session http://wkms.org/post/il-legislature-prepares-second-day-session <p></p><p>Illinois lawmakers are returning to the state capitol for a second day of their annual fall veto session. After getting off to a sputtering start, today’s schedule is expected to include a hearing on gambling and requests by state agencies looking for additional money.</p><p>Horsemen and officials from the Illinois racetracks want lawmakers to legalize online betting. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:48:48 +0000 The Associated Press 35953 at http://wkms.org IL Legislature Prepares For Second Day In Session IL Pension Deal Uncertain As Veto Session Nears http://wkms.org/post/il-pension-deal-uncertain-veto-session-nears <p></p><p>A proposed solution to Illinois&#39; historic $100 million pension crisis is hanging in the balance as the state Legislature&#39;s October veto session approaches.</p><p>Key Democrats on a pension panel are pushing a plan to save the state $138 billion over the next 30 years, but Republican lawmakers want a number of changes. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:18:29 +0000 The Associated Press 35443 at http://wkms.org IL Pension Deal Uncertain As Veto Session Nears