Madigan Muscles Though Pension-Reform; Unions Balk Senate Reception Uncertain – Chicago Sun-Times

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Madigan muscles through pension-reform; unions balk, Senate reception uncertain – Chicago Sun-Times

ANALYSIS: SPRINGFIELD — There’s a political axiom at the Statehouse that embodies House Speaker Michael Madigan’s record-setting tenure as the Illinois House’s overlord: Never bet against the speaker. And so it goes with the pension-reform package that the Southwest Side Democrat muscled out of a Ho…