Cullerton http://peoriapublicradio.org en Cullerton calling out Republican governor candidates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cullerton-calling-out-republican-governor-candidates <div>The top Democrat in the Illinois Senate went on the offensive over state spending Monday. Senate President John Cullerton is calling out the Republicans running for governor.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:40:43 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19107 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cullerton calling out Republican governor candidates IL lawmakers create pension committee http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmakers-create-pension-committee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Legislature has taken action to create a committee to address the state's $97 billion pension problem. The House agreed to form a bipartisan conference committee after the Senate approved a similar motion Wednesday. Governor Pat Quinn requested the committee as a way to end a stalemate between the House and Senate. Senate President John </span>Cullerton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says there's no guarantee it will work but says it's "a very good step toward reaching a compromise":</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:59:54 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Rachel Otwell 7618 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmakers create pension committee Possible pension showdown in IL House, Senate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/possible-pension-showdown-il-house-senate <p></p><div>The long-simmering battle over government-employee pensions in Illinois took another turn Monday The Illinois Senate will be going its own way on a plan to change the drastically-underfunded system , potentially setting up a showdown with the House of Representatives. &nbsp;IPR’s Brian Mackey has more:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 01:27:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5159 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Possible pension showdown in IL House, Senate Cullerton unveils pension proposal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cullerton-unveils-pension-proposal <p></p><div>Senate President John Cullerton's office has released the first official outline of the pension proposal he negotiated with unions. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has a rundown.</div><div> Mon, 06 May 2013 22:52:25 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 5155 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cullerton unveils pension proposal