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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.

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The tension between legislative leaders spills out on the floor of the Illinois House. Carol Marin joins us live from Springfield with the latest developments on pension reform and the budget.

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Carol Marin joins us live from Springfield to tell us just how close the Illinois General Assembly is to a deal on pension reform.

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Illinois State Capitol Building

It was a passionate debate, but in the end, the Illinois House passed Medicaid reform. We have the latest from Springfield on that, and the gambling expansion debate.

Latest Springfield News

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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.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel © 2011 City of Chicago, photo by Brooke Collins

Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes his pension reform plan to Springfield, urging lawmakers to make tough changes regarding city employee pensions. We talk with Chicago's City Treasurer about the proposal.

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Lawmakers are back in Springfield, taking on Gov. Quinn's bold pension and Medicaid reform plans. We have the latest from the capitol.

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Gov. Pat Quinn

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.

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Gov. Pat Quinn

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.

Tax Breaks

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Sears and the CME group are a step closer to getting their tax breaks. You might be too. We hear from two state senators who will vote on Tuesday.

Corporate Tax Breaks

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State Capitol

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.

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Speeding cameras are among the high-profile items on the docket Wednesday as the fall veto session winds down in Springfield. We have the latest from the capital.

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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.

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John Cullerton

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

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Carol Marin

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.

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