Gov. Pat Quinn wants the "monkey business" of absentee voting by Illinois lawmakers investigated after the Illinois House overrode his veto on legislation that will raise electric rates to pay to modernize the state's power grid.
The Illinois House has voted to crack down on public pension abuses.
Lawmakers voted 111-3 Thursday to prevent public employees who served in union positions from receiving pensions from both the government and the union.
The measure sponsored by House Minority Leader Tom Cross also limits the size of pensions. An employee who takes a leave of absence from his public job to serve in a union post must receive a pension based on his public salary before the leave -- not the higher union salary.