HEADLINES : Illinois
Quinn calls special session on pension reform Aug. 17
Gov. Pat Quinn today called for a special session of the General Assembly on Aug. 17 to take up pension reform.
"It's time to vote," Quinn said of lawmakers. "See you in Springfield."
The Illinois House already was scheduled to be in that day to deal with the fate of indicted Democratic Rep. Derrick Smith of Chicago.
The Democratic governor's special session proclamation would bring the Senate back to Springfield as well.