The leader of a special legislative panel formed to come up with a solution to Illinois’ pension crisis said there's no way to meet the governor’s July 9 deadline.
State Representative Jil Tracy (R- Quincy) is calling the pension reform conference committee formed by the Illinois General Assembly's special session "a last ditch effort."
Illinois lawmakers will be back in Springfield on June 19 after Governor Pat Quinn announced a special session of the state legislature Thursday.
Although they're facing budget cuts, universities and community colleges have said they're willing to begin taking on employees' pension costs.
A state lawmaker from Western Illinois says the Senate version of pension reform can make it through both chambers of the general assembly.