SPRINGFIELD — —
Madigan believes his plan would meet a court challenge because it would save the pension framework and that his proposal saves sufficient money, while Cullerton's would not.
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont questions whether "dynamics" had changed sufficiently to justify a special call.
"Clearly there is a rift (among) Democrat leaders," Radogno said. "Despite their supermajority status, they missed a prime opportunity to enact comprehensive pension reform."