- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is set to give one of his final public speeches as governor when he addresses business and civic leaders during an afternoon luncheon.

The Democrat is scheduled to speak Tuesday at the City Club of Chicago. The group has been around for more than 100 years and often hosts politicians and business leaders.

Quinn has previously used the venue to float new ideas tied to the state budget or pension crisis.

Lawmakers will gather in Springfield later this week to consider a special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Quinn called the Thursday special session. He says it’s a chance to address a gap in Illinois law when it comes to succession.

Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner will be sworn into office on Monday.



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