Chicago Tribune: Quinn says he’ll meet Monday with leaders on pension changes

Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he’ll meet with Democratic legislative leaders Monday to try to find compromise on changes to a public employee pension system that’s approaching $100 billion in debt.

The governor indicated he spoke with House Speaker Michael Madigan on Friday to set up the meeting that will include Senate President John Cullerton. On Tuesday, Quinn called a meeting on pension reform but an out-of-state Madigan was a no-show who also did not call in. The speaker’s staff indicated that Quinn’s team knew Madigan would not be available, but held the meeting anyway.