State legislators voted to override changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to the bill Tuesday. Even some critics of the law argued it was better to approve something rather than risk the courts allowing virtually unregulated concealed weapons in Chicago.
The Governor made sweeping changes to a bill that would make Illinois the last state to allow concealed weapons, but lawmakers are expected to override Quinn's changes when they meet Tuesday in Springfield.
Gov. Pat Quinn's administration on July 1 will start paying the wage rate that was promised to thousands of unionized government workers in 2011 and 2012, although Illinois lawmakers didn't approve extra funding for back wages owed.
Politicians routinely use strong language when they talk about the pension crisis. Are there any adjectives left to describe how bad this situation is that we aren’t already desensitized to? Any fear-inspiring idioms or cliches left out? That’s where you come in.