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It turns out pension reform could save $15 billion less than legislative leaders initially anticipated. An actuarial analysis done by the pension systems affected by this bill say the real savings will be $145 billion, rather than the $160 billion originally advertised. Read an article.

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Illinois Rep. Jim Durkin talks about his new role as the minority leader of the Illinois House. View a timeline of his career.

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois lawmakers are back in Springfield next week. Can they make any headway in reducing the state's huge fiscal problems in this election year? We hear from four lawmakers.

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