It may be back to Springfield for lawmakers this August. With no deal yet in sight on public pension reform in Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn tells lawmakers not to make plans next month. “I think it’s imperative that we complete any study that people want this month, but I think we’ve studied the issue in June and July,” Quinn said.
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“At the end of this month I think the time for study is complete and now it will be time for action so I don’t think any legislator should plan to not be around in the month of August.” Asked if that means he will call a special session Quinn said “we’ll see.” Illinois has at least $85 billion in unfunded pension liability.