CHICAGO — A special Illinois legislative committee tasked with breaking a logjam on pension reform pushed back against Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn Monday for pressuring the group to complete its work as he threatened lawmakers with unspecified "consequences" if they fail to meet his Tuesday deadline.

The 10-member conference committee which convened for its third public hearing late Monday afternoon was appointed last month after it became clear that a legislative impasse over two rival pension packages could not be bridged ahead of a special session called by Quinn.

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