Governor Pat Quinn will give his State of the State address Wednesday and says the focus of his speech will be job creation.
The state of the state address usually sets the stage for which big legislative issues needed to be tackled each year. Governor Quinn says a big part of his message will be about putting people to work.
Then later in February, Governor Quinn will give his annual budget address and lay out more specific details of his legislative agenda. Some major topics lawmakers hope to see addressed during the spring session include pension reform and reducing soaring Medicaid costs.
You can hear live coverage of the Governor's State of the State address on WSIU Radio beginning at Noon Wednesday.