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Bill Daley: Quinn pension move a 'media sideshow'

CHICAGO – Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley says a move by the Illinois governor to stop paying lawmakers is a "media sideshow."

Chicago Democrat Pat Quinn announced Wednesday that he's suspending legislators' pay – and his own salary – until there's a solution to the state's unfunded pension liability.

But Daley, a Democrat, says that's getting in the way of solving the worst-in-the-nation pension problem. Daley's created an exploratory committee as he considers whether to run for governor.

In a statement issued Wednesday, Daley says Quinn is "long on press conferences and short on results." He also said the "media sideshow" gets in the way of efforts to solve the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis.

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