Illinois pension costs http://peoriapublicradio.org en Pension Committee Closer to Proposal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pension-committee-proposal-near <p>Two Illinois lawmakers say they’re getting closer to proposing a pension plan that could save the state almost $150 billion dollars. IPR’s Patrick Smith has more.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:43:28 +0000 Daryl Scott 10985 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Pension Committee Closer to Proposal Lawmakers have a lot of work to do before legislative session wraps up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-have-lot-work-do-legislative-session-wraps <p></p><div><div>There are five days left in the Illinois General Assembly's spring session. &nbsp;And as IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports legislators have a lot of work ahead of them.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Typically, fighting over the budget carries into the waning hours of a legislative session.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But Democrats, who have enough seats to pass a spending plan without any Republican votes, say they've already reached a deal.</span></div><div> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:46:54 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 6279 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers have a lot of work to do before legislative session wraps up