Neither side is backing down. Cullerton says Senate Democrats will meet today to discuss what's next:
"Our options are limited but we'll try to reach an agreement."
Democrats have more than enough members to pass legislation without Republican votes, though it's doubtful they could do it on a controversial issue like pensions.
Still, it leaves GOP Rep. Jim Durkin, of Western Springs, questioning:
“What’s the point of having a supermajority, the Democrats in both the House and the Senate, if they can't agree on the most troublesome issue facing the state of Illinois."