Governor Pat Quinn has called lawmakers back to Springfield for a one-day special session to reform the state's pension systems.
But so far he doesn't have a plan beyond that.
"We've had proposals this year, we've had a working group this year, we've had discussions and negotiations this year," Quinn said.
An Illinois Senate panel is supporting legislation (HB 3810) that would end a perk that lets legislators hand out free tuition at state universities.
The House has voted to get rid of the scandal-plagued program three years running. But previous attempts have been blocked by Senate Democrats -- until now.
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno said problems with the scholarships are well-documented.