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Gov. Quinn hints at special session

<span style="font-family: Calibri" size="3;">Lawmakers aren't scheduled to be back until the fall. But they could get back to work sooner than that.</span>

Lawmakers aren't scheduled to be back until the fall. But they could get back to work sooner than that.

Gov. Quinn is hinting at the possibility that there could be another special session coming up. And it could happen during the state fair.

Quinn says lawmakers will be in the capitol city for the fair anyway. So it might be an ideal time to get some other important work done too - like pensions.

The five systems are adding on millions of dollars a day to the total liability. It's close to $100 billion now.

If it's not fixed, Quinn says the state won't have money to pay for anything else.

He didn't say for sure if he will call a special session or not. But a lawmaker in our area says she's willing to give it a try.

"I feel like if there's a special session and the committees come up with something that they want us to vote on or look at so that's a good thing," says Representative Sue Scherer. "As longs as I hope they've kept our best interests at heart."

A lot of it could depend on whether the special pension committee has a plan for everyone to vote on. They're looking at the numbers on a few different options right now.

Gov. Quinn has lawmakers on a pay freeze for now. They won't get another check until they reach a deal. He's hoping when they meet again, they will pass something.

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