With the state's pension liability at $83 billion, we look at the collapse of pension reform in Springfield and what legislative leaders may be talking about on Wednesday.
Carol Marin joins us live from Springfield to tell us just how close the Illinois General Assembly is to a deal on pension reform.
Latest Springfield News
A bill passed in Springfield helps State Rep. Monique Davis save hundreds of thousands of dollars. We have that, and more news from the state capitol.
Lawmakers are back in Springfield, taking on Gov. Quinn's bold pension and Medicaid reform plans. We have the latest from the capitol.
Gov. Pat Quinn lays out $2.7 billion in Medicaid cuts after a committee he appointed falls short of a plan. We talk to lawmakers and analysts about the governor's sweeping proposal on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Visit the PDFs below to learn more about the Medicaid Stabilization plan.
Gov. Quinn touts job creation in his state of the state address, but Republican leaders wonder why the governor hardly mentioned the depths of Illinois' fiscal crisis. Carol Marin brings us the latest from Springfield.
Corporate Tax Breaks
Did the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Sears get the big tax breaks they've been hoping for? We review today's special session in Springfield.
Lawmakers are set to tackle tax breaks and pension reform this week. Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney joins us for a preview of the fall veto session.
Electricity is the talk in Springfield as the charged battle over the so-called "Smart Grid" bill comes to a head. Carol Marin joins us live from the state capitol, with Senate President John Cullerton, to discuss today's dramatic developments at the veto session.
Latest on Veto Session
The fall veto session kicked off today in Springfield. With major hits to state labor, the casino bill and potential utility hikes all on the table, lawmakers have their work cut out for them. Carol Marin joins us live from Springfield.