There aren’t many new ideas on the table when it comes to pension reform. Ten lawmakers met in Chicago yesterday and heard testimony from several state agencies, unions, and others on how to get to the bottom of the 97-billion dollar pension problem. Members of the committee say they’re not completely sold on finding middle ground between the House and Senate versions of pension reform, and plan to hear how other ideas might offer a solution. Governor Quinn would like the committee to meet around the clock, until they’ve hashed out a deal but the committee is taking a few days off. They’ll meet again next Wednesday, July 3rd at 9:00a.m. in Chicago, less than one week before Quinn wants them to have a final deal.