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Pension negotiators acknowledged last week that the deadline would be blown, saying more time was needed to crunch numbers and find a consensus. Quinn on Monday warned there would be “consequences” for their lack of action but wouldn’t say specifically what they might be.
Quinn brushed aside suggestions that their dismissal of his time frame represented a lack of respect for his office.
“I don’t feel any kind of disrespect, I have the respect of the people of Illinois,” Quinn said.
Yeah, about 30 percent or so of the people, if the polls are right.