Joe Lyons en Crunch Time for Illinois Lawmakers <p>Illinois lawmakers are heading into the home stretch of their 2012 session. But they still need to approve a budget before they can adjourn.</p><p>They&#39;ve been working for months to try figuring out how&nbsp; they can cut two of the state&#39;s biggest expenses:&nbsp; pensions&nbsp; and Medicaid.</p><p>Some lawmakers are not pleased with the pace.</p><p>&quot;Well, why would you be concerned? We&#39;ve got two and a half weeks left.&nbsp; We&#39;ve got all the time in the world to fix our problems here in the state of Illinois,&rdquo; remarked Representative Joe Lyons (D-Chicago).</p> Sun, 13 May 2012 20:35:35 +0000 Rich Egger 15014 at Crunch Time for Illinois Lawmakers