Group lobbies gov to approve pay raise

July 8, 2008 3:40:51 PM PDT
The Illinois General Assembly will reconvene in Springfield Wednesday to work on solutions to the state's budget shortfall. On Tuesday in the Loop, a group of state employees delivered a giant "wall" of signed placards asking Governor Rod Blagojevich to not veto a 50-cent pay increase for low-wage disability caregivers.

The governor is considering numerous cuts in state services in the event no revenue-producing legislation comes out of the special session.

The special session is expected to last two days.