In this file photo taken Aug. 15, 2012 in Springfield, Ill., union members, supporters and labor leaders protest Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Illinois Dragging Its Feet On Huge Pension Problem

Illinois, a state with a reputation for political wheeling and dealing, backroom handshakes and 11th-hour bargains, is dragging its feet on the one deal needed to solve its biggest crisis in a generation. Lawmakers will convene again the first week in January in hopes of fixing the nation’s worst case of underfunding state employees’ pensions, […]