CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois has a chance to make history before the end of the legislative session this month on the issues of pension reform and same-sex marriage. The Chicago Democrat says he wants lawmakers to approve an overhaul of the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis by the end of the month and send it to his desk. Lawmakers also have a proposal on the table that would make Illinois the 13th state to legalize gay marriage.
CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says he's reviewing a bill that would legalize the medical use of marijuana. The Chicago Democrat told the City Club of Chicago he's "open minded" on the issue but wouldn't say if he'll sign it into law. The Illinois Senate approved the bill Friday.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Jurors in the trail of a man charged with killing five members of a central Illinois family have the day off. But defendant Christopher Harris is on the stand today as a judge decides whether video of him being interviewed by investigators can be used. The video was from an interview before Harris' arrest. His attorneys say he told police he'd been advised not to answer questions but investigators asked anyway.
CHICAGO (AP) - Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers has been appointed to head the board of a government-supported nonprofit that promotes Chicago as a tourism and convention destination. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his appointment of Rogers to the Choose Chicago post today.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.