Latest: 6:05 pm, 12/8/14, Monday ILLINOIS -- The state's pension appeal may be ruled on sooner than expected.
ILLINOIS -- If you are convicted of a felony and it's related to your public service, you might not get a pension.
ILLINOIS -- The state pension system is at the center of an ongoing battle. And, it turns out, lawmakers aren't too happy with it either.
Update: 5:04 pm, 5/9/14, Friday ILLINOIS -- There's good news for some employees of state universities.
Update: 6:05 pm, 4/30/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- Downstate mayors are telling lawmakers, if you can fix Chicago's pension system, you can fix ours.
Latest: 5:01 pm, 4/29/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- An error by lawmakers could mean big problems for the state in the very near future.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI leaders hope to supplement the state's new pension plan.
Update: 10:09 pm UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI leaders are looking for another way to pay out pensions.
CHICAGO -- Governor Quinn signed the Pension Reform Bill into law in a private ceremony Thursday afternoon.
SPRINGFIELD -- Temperatures aren't the only thing falling.
SPRINGFIELD -- Even though lawmakers passed pension reform, the fight is far from over.
ILLINOIS -- A lot of state workers say benefits in the new pension proposal are small compared to what they're being asked to give up.
Update: 10:01 pm SPRINGFIELD -- State lawmakers finally have a deal on something they've been arguing about for close to half a decade.
CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers around the state are watching the pension debates closely.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been almost six months since the special pension committee got to work.
SPRINGFIELD -- Legislative leaders sound closer to a potential deal on pension.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's unions are ready to fight proposed changes to the pension system.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's pension systems are getting a much-needed boost.
CHAMPAIGN -- Dozens of retirees, hoping for help, were turned away instead.
SPRINGFIELD -- A watchdog group suggests the best way to fix the state's pension problem is to ask state workers and teachers to pay in more.
SPRINGFIELD -- Problems with pension continue to have a choke-hold on the state's budget.
SPRINGFIELD -- State lawmakers have been trying to find a way to shore up Illinois' pension system, but will they have a solution during veto session?
SPRINGFIELD -- Some lawmakers on the state's special pension committee are floating a new idea to fill the $100 billion funding gap.
URBANA -- Governor Pat Quinn stopped by the area to announce millions of dollars worth of new funding as part of a program to fix roads and bring news jobs to the area.
SPRINGFIELD -- It seems Governor Quinn likes a new plan to solve the state's pension crisis.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of the state's top lawmakers is trying to get the ball rolling on a pension fix.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's special pension committee is expected to reveal its proposal any day now, but several lawmakers may not be on board.
SPRINGFIELD -- A group of lawmakers tasked with solving the state's pension crisis may be close to a solution.
SPRINGFIELD -- A committee devoted to solving the state's pension crisis may be closer to a compromise than ever before.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are getting closer to a potential deal on pension reform.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The state pension crisis is now affecting the UI's credit.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some worry the UI will endure a "brain drain" now that one of its most well-known professors retired.
SPRINGFIELD -- Many are confused about the state's public pension situation.
Lawmakers aren't scheduled to be back until the fall. But they could get back to work sooner than that.
SPRINGFIELD -- The debate about how to solve the pension problem continues.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Pension Reform Committee is moving forward in its efforts to bring pension reform to Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been nearly a week since Governor Quinn cut lawmakers' pay, but they say they're not any closer to a pension fix.
Update: 4:49 pm
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is bringing down the hammer on lawmakers this week.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are back at work tackling two of the state's biggest issues.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois could be in better financial shape thanks to unanticipated revenue that came in April 2013. But that surge of extra income could be short-lived.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are starting to hash out a new plan for fixing public pensions.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn and legislative leaders are considering a new plan to tackle the state's pension crisis.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' lawmakers reconvene in the Capitol City Wednesday to debate the state's $97 billion pension crisis.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn has an idea how to solve the pension crisis, but some experts say it may not work.
SPRINGFIELD -- The governor has a new plan on pension reform; skip the leaders and let the General Assembly figure it out.
SPRINGFIELD -- State leaders are set to meet Friday to try to reach a deal on pension reform before the Illinois General Assembly returns to the capitol next week for special session.
SPRINGFIELD -- Wednesday House Speaker Mike Madigan made some changes to a pension bill which passed out of the Senate.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn finally met with both leaders of the General Assembly Monday.
SPRINGFIELD -- It appears state leaders are no closer to pension reform than they were a week ago and the state is where it was a year ago.
SPRINGFIELD -- Once again, no solution to the state's pension crisis.