VICTORY FOR A DAY No denying that
Tuesday's pension reform vote in Springfield was historic. It's a start, but
not the solution, for addressing the state's financial dysfunction. Here's a look at the road ahead.
ROLL CALL How did your
senator and representative vote on pension reform? Find out here.
NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT Usually it takes a
politician getting sent to prison or another credit rating downgrade to get
Illinois government into the national spotlight. Not today. Here's what the national media had to say about
Tuesday's pension vote.
LONG, STRANGE TRIP Tuesday's vote
found labor-friendly Democrats urging Republicans to vote for a bill unions
hated. It was especially tricky for Republicans running for governor. Here's how it unfolded.
QUINN WINS Pat Quinn didn't
exactly do a touchdown dance and spike the ball after Tuesday's vote, but he
was pretty pleased. This certainly will come in handy on the campaign
trail. Here are video excerpts from his
post-vote press conference.
PENSION FIX In cartoonist Scott
Stantis' world, Tuesday was a bad day to be a dog named AFSCME in Springfield.
SWEEPING, HISTORIC AND MORE Today's Land of Lincoln lowdown gives you all the highlights from news and views statewide on the pension reform plan. Who loved it? Who hated it? What next? It's all here.
TOP 5 We've got a handy round-up of all the pension
reform analysis and commentary for you right here:
5. While the union promise a fight in the courts, Gov. Quinn says he will sign the pension bill right away. (Chicago Sun-Times)
4. Opinion: Illinois finally gets a pension reform deal done, but pension politics still go on. (Crain’s Chicago Business)
3. The exhale from the state’s political leaders over the passing of pension reform might be short-lived. (Chicago Tribune)
2. Opinion: The votes in favor of pension reform were votes of courage. (Chicago Tribune)
1. Opinion: The fight to fix the state’s financial problems is still far from over. (Chicago Sun-Times)