Christine Radogno http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Session Of Ill. General Assembly Begins http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-session-ill-general-assembly-begins <p></p><p></p><p><strong><em>Reporting from Amanda Vinicky from Illinois Public Radio.</em></strong></p><p>A new session of the Illinois General Assembly begins today, when candidates who won in November's elections take the oath of office.&nbsp; The outgoing class of legislators left the incoming one with quite a burden. &nbsp;</p><p>Tuesday night, the previous General Assembly adjourned without doing anything to reduce Illinois' $97 billion pension debt, though there were a few last minute tries.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:58:06 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 8178 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Session Of Ill. General Assembly Begins