A small, bipartisan group of Illinois lawmakers is holding a public hearing in Chicago on the state’s pension crisis.
A conference committee of 10 lawmakers is taking testimony from civic organizations and other groups on how to fix a pension system that’s underfunded by $97 billion.
The hearing comes a week before the General Assembly meets in a special session in hopes of finally passing pension reform.
The Senate and House each passed its own plan.
Governor Quinn called for a conference committee to work out the differences.