The Illinois House Republican leader said he hopes to see some progress soon on what he calls the state's biggest financial issue in years.
Tom Cross said he thinks Governor Pat Quinn is doing what he can to resolve the $97 billion pension crisis and said it's disappointing that the House and Senate haven't been able to reach a solution.
Cross added that the general public needs to start being more engaged with the pension crisis.
Cross also said people should call their lawmakers and encourage them to accept whatever compromise is reached on the pension reform, because he said something is better than nothing.
Cross made the comments Thursday on the NewsTalk 1400 WDWS Morning Show.