Lawmakers Return To Springfield



Illinois lawmakers are back in Springfield to kick off the fall veto session.
 
Both the House and the Senate are set to convene at noon Tuesday.
 
They're scheduled to meet for three days this week. They'll convene again for another three-day session in early November.
 
Expectations are low that legislators will deal with pressing issues such as pension reform or gay marriage. But thousands of gay marriage supporters from across Illinois are planning to rally in the Capitol to press them on the issue.
 
A similar rally opposing gay marriage is scheduled for Wednesday.
 
Meanwhile, the pension systems boards will be meeting next week to determine the statewide contribution to the funds for the next fiscal year. The state has a roughly $100 billion pension backlog.
 
(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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