The Chicago Democrat says the days were valuable for discussion to “lay a foundation” on the state’s pension crisis and same-sex marriage.
Both chambers adjourned for the week Wednesday afternoon, however neither issue came up for a vote before lawmakers left town.
They’ll be back next month. Quinn says that’ll be the time to take votes.
A bipartisan panel has been tasked with coming up with a solution to Illinois’ nearly $100 billion pension problem, but the panel has been stalled on a plan that would save an estimated $138 billion.
Meanwhile, advocates and opponents of legalizing same-sex marriage both held rallies this week in Springfield.
On Wednesday, busloads of gay marriage opponents — consisting of pastors, Christian activists and others — held their own rally outside the Capitol, pledging to reverse any headway in the push for state legislation that would allow same-sex marriage.