UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Robert Easter sent a letter to his workers this week. He's urging them to stick around despite their concerns of losing retirement benefits.
SPRINGFIELD -- Now that Governor Pat Quinn has signed a pension reform bill into law, a coalition of labor unions and other organizations are preparing to file suit.
SPRINGFIELD -- A group of lawmakers tasked with solving the state's pension crisis may be close to a solution.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's special pension committee is starting to get back numbers on how much different reform plans could save the state.
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SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is bringing down the hammer on lawmakers this week.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension crisis isn't growing as fast as once thought.
SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn announced the state sold bonds this week to pay for road projects, and it's already feeling the pain of the pension crisis.
CHICAGO -- A special committee of lawmakers devoted to pension reform met for the first time Thursday, and the meeting is already sparking a war of words on the issue.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are starting to hash out a new plan for fixing public pensions.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's financial woes have earned it a new nickname on Wall Street, and it's rubbing off on other municipalities which need to sell bonds.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn has an idea how to solve the pension crisis, but some experts say it may not work.
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 -- A leading credit-rating agency announced Monday it's downgrading Illinois' credit again.
SPRINGFIELD -- Once again, no solution to the state's pension crisis.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State House passed a bill Thursday shifting employer pension costs away from the state and onto universities and community colleges.
SPRINGFIELD -- The clock is ticking for lawmakers to pass pension reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- The pressure's on for lawmakers to pass pension reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is pushing for lawmakers to act on pension reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are one step closer to pension reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- Pension talks are once again the focus at the Capitol.
SPRINGFIELD -- The latest pension reform plan is gaining ground at the Capitol.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers are unveiling a brand new plan to fix the state's pension squeeze.
SPRINGFIELD -- As lawmakers inch closer to a pension-reform deal, the reality of changing benefits is sinking in for state workers and teachers.
SPRINGFIELD -- The latest pension plan is gaining steam at the capitol.
SPRINGFIELD -- A plan to fix the state's pension crisis is gaining steam at the capitol, but not everyone's behind the idea.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say they are closer than ever to passing a pension overhaul.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is starting to feel the consequences of pushing off pension reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn weighs in on the pension reform debate with a major demand.
SPRINGFIELD -- A pension reform bill passed out of the house Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD -- A pension bill targeting teachers made it out of the senate, but it didn't come without a fight.
SPRINGFIELD -- A circuit court judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- The wheels are starting to turn on pension reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers will have to do some hard things to avoid a nasty state budget next year according to the governor.
SPRINGFIELD -- Pension reform is still on the minds of many.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Speaker of the Illinois House says "no" to a new idea for solving the pension problem.
SPRINGFIELD -- After three years of work on pension reform with no result, one lawmaker is calling for a change in the process.
SPRINGFIELD -- Every day lawmakers don't reach a deal, it costs taxpayers millions of dollars.
CHAMPAIGN -- While lawmakers continue to argue over pension reform, state workers are left to wait it out.
SPRINGFIELD -- After more than three years of stalled talks, lawmakers are taking a stand.
SPRINGFIELD -- State leaders haven't agreed on a way to fix public pensions in more than a year, but now a group of lawmakers says it has the answer to the state's biggest financial problem.
SPRINGFIELD -- The pension squeeze continues to choke the state's budget, and it looks like lawmakers won't be coming to the rescue anytime soon.
SPRINGFIELD -- Too much or not enough; that's a big issue when it comes to pension reform for state workers.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's no secret that the state's budget is in crisis. A new report shows Illinois citizens will feel the aftermath if lawmakers don't act fast.
SPRINGFIELD -- Pension talks are moving forward at the Capitol. A bipartisan plan has passed out of a committee and now heads to the House floor.
SPRINGFIELD -- Future teachers are trying to stay positive about pensions, after some state leaders say, one day, there might not be any to give out.
SPRINGFIELD -- New numbers out show the state's Teachers' Retirement System made almost no money on its investment last year.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Secretary of State's office is ready to mail out more than 5-million pamphlets concerning pensions, including information on a proposed constitutional amendment.
SPRINGFIELD -- Republican leaders take aim at House Speaker Mike Madigan in the fight over pension reform.
SPRINGFIELD -- It looks like any talk of pension reform will be on hold until after the general election.
SPRINGFIELD -- The fact lawmakers did nothing Friday for pension reform has credit agencies taking a closer look at the state.