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The Illinois Senate returns to Springfield for the lame-duck session. We bring you the latest news.

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The veto session ended with several big ticket issues still unresolved. We preview what is expected to be addressed at the beginning of the year.

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On the last day of the veto session, a new pension bill aimed at mending the state's $96 billion unfunded liability was rolled out. Here to talk about the ins and the outs of the bill are two of its sponsors.

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A new bipartisan proposal to tackle Illinois' growing pension crisis was unveiled today. We get the latest from Springfield.

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Illinois is on the way to joining two other states in giving undocumented immigrants driver's licenses. We have the latest on what happened in Springfield.

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The Illinois General Assembly meets for day one of the veto session. Did anything get accomplished -- and what's next? We hear from Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney.

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Illinois Senate President John Cullerton gives us a preview of the veto session in Springfield.

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Lance Tyson wants to take over ousted former State Rep. Derrick Smith's seat, but trails Smith in the polls by nearly 40 points. He joins us to discuss his campaign and his odds of victory on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.

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State Republicans are trying to take back the General Assembly as pension debts skyrocketed under Democratic leadership. The Chicago Sun-Times' Dave McKinney breaks down some key races.

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After historic expulsion vote, the Illinois General Assembly fails to deliver on pension reform during the special session. Paris Schutz reports from Springfield.

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Paris Schutz reports from the special legislative session.

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Chicago Tonight is covering the Special Session on pensions in Springfield. View their Twitter streams for the latest news and photos.

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Illinois Republicans hammer away at Democrats, as some gubernatorial candidates emerge for 2014. Paris Schutz has more on that, as well as pension negotiations in Springfield.

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Chicago Tonight is covering Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. View their Twitter streams for the latest news and photos.

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Illinois State Capitol Building

With just three days until the special legislative session in Springfield, lawmakers here are given even more sobering news about the state's pension hole. What's likely to happen Friday? We have the latest from the state capital.

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We meet  Springfield bow-tying artist Allison Lacher, whose playful work can be seen at venues across central Illinois.

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