State Rep. Daniel Biss of Evanston, top left, House Republican Leader Tom Cross of Oswego, bottom, and state Rep. Elaine Nekritz of Northbrook, listen to testimony during a House committee hearing at the Capitol Monday.
House Republican Leader Tom Cross of Oswego testifies during a House committee hearing at the Illinois Capitol Monday.
State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat, speaks to reporters after a House committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol.
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Lawmakers adjourned for the day without sending the Senate a plan to cut teachers' and state workers' pension benefits. The debate over the state's rising retirement costs has consumed lawmakers, and frustration that their terms could end Wednesday without legislation rose to the surface. "Two years later, still nothing, nothing has happened," said House Republican Leader Tom Cross of Oswego.