Quinn promises to push legislators 'night and day' on pension crisis

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he wants voters to know the pension crisis hinges on lawmakers ... not his office.

He promises to push Illinois legislators "night and day" to solve the state's pension crisis.

He met with House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton in Chicago Monday.

The governor convened the meeting after the legislature adjourned May 31 without taking action on pensions. Madigan and Cullerton championed their own solutions, but neither passed.

He is asking lawmakers to use a June 19 special session to approve a bill that combines the two houses' proposed solutions for how to solve the crisis.

Madigan's plan would be the primary plan and Cullerton's would serve as a "back-up" in case Madigan's is rejected by the courts.

Madigan expressed concerns Monday that the Quinn proposal would be too complicated.