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Quinn calls for pension deal before January 9

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is urging lawmakers to deal with pension reform during a short lame duck session before new lawmakers are sworn in.

Quinn says that should be plenty of time to deal with not only the state's $95 billion pension crisis, but also issues like the gambling expansion, gay marriage, and a bill allowing illegal immigrants to have driver's licenses.

The lame duck session has been shortened due to leaders in both the House and Senate canceling some days lawmakers were scheduled to meet.

New lawmakers are scheduled to be sworn in on January 9.

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