Quinn: 'Squeezy' pension video viewed 20,000 times


CHICAGO (AP) -- Officials say Gov. Pat Quinn's online pension reform campaign with its cartoon snake mascot has attracted more than 28,000 unique visitors.


He launched the website this month, billing it as a way to rally the public around a pension overhaul since lawmakers haven't come up with a plan.


The site borders on corny at times, including images of the orange serpent, "Squeezy the Pension Python." The Chicago Democrat's office says a video with the cartoon has been viewed 20,000 times.


The campaign involves Facebook and Twitter pages.


On Tuesday, Quinn unveiled a video with educator Salman Khan. He runs a nonprofit academy and has developed thousands of online tutorials.


Illinois has the nation's worst pension problem with a more than $85 billion funding gap.



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