Illinois Lawmakers left Springfield Thursday night without reaching an agreement on how to fix the pension problem but will be back to hash it out during the summer months. While that issue was the proverbial 800-pound gorilla in the room, two local lawmakers say it's easy to reflect on what lawmakers didn't get done, but there's a lot of legislation that shouldn't be overlooked.
State Senator Bill Haine, the Alton Democrat, has some examples.
Republican Senator Sam McCann of Carlinville says he does not like what he sees in the budget bill.
The leaders of both the House and Sentate commended lawmakers and their staffs on what they call a very productive session. They'll be back in Springfield during the summer months to hash out a deal on pension reform. Haine hopes that call back happens within the next couple of weeks.