Quinn: "Our moment to make history"

By WEEK Reporter

May 20, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 10:05 AM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Governor Pat Quinn says "now is the time for Illinois to make history".

Speaking before the City Club of Chicago on Monday, Governor Quinn challenged the Illinois legislature to send three major pieces of legislation to his desk by the end of the month.
 
Those bills include same-sex marriage, banning the sale of high capacity magazines and pension reform.
 
"Those who ran for office last year, all the legislators ran everyone of them, campaigned on pension reform,” said Quinn. “So this is their moment, hour for history, to pass something that is comprehensive.”
 
Currently there are dueling pension reform bills in the Illinois House and Senate.
 
The current legislative session ends on May 31.

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