Illinois lawmakers will be back in Springfield on June 19 after Governor Pat Quinn announced a special session of the state legislature Thursday.
The 2013 session of the Illinois General Assembly will more likely be remembered for what was not accomplished than for what was done.
Although they're facing budget cuts, universities and community colleges have said they're willing to begin taking on employees' pension costs.
The Illinois Senate has approved an overhaul of the state's pension systems.
A state lawmaker from Western Illinois says the Senate version of pension reform can make it through both chambers of the general assembly.