Illinois Settles SEC Fraud Charge Over Pensions
Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration admitted no wrongdoing in the way state officials borrowed money to pay pension obligations through $2.2 billion in municipal bond sales from 2005 to 2009.
Illinois Dragging Feet on Huge Pension Problem
Lawmakers will convene again the first week in January in hopes of fixing the nation's worst case of underfunding state employees' pensions, a problem approaching $100 billion and mounting by $17 million per day.
Illinois Tax Hike: Gov. Quinn Promises to Sign Quickly
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn defended a massive increase in state income taxes passed by lawmakers Wednesday and promised to quickly sign the measure to help heal the state's ailing finances.