Illinois pension system http://tspr.org en Illinois Constitution Protects Retiree Health Insurance http://tspr.org/post/illinois-constitution-protects-retiree-health-insurance <p>The Illinois Supreme Court says the free health insurance enjoyed by state retirees is protected by the Illinois Constitution. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:19:30 +0000 Brian Mackey 55959 at http://tspr.org Illinois Constitution Protects Retiree Health Insurance Legal Setback for Illinois Pension Reform http://tspr.org/post/legal-setback-illinois-pension-reform <p>A judge has blocked the Illinois pension overhaul from taking effect next month. Wed, 14 May 2014 23:40:34 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 53211 at http://tspr.org Legal Setback for Illinois Pension Reform Pension Savings Estimate Lowered — But Is It A Big Deal? http://tspr.org/post/pension-savings-estimate-lowered-it-big-deal <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/2013-05-27-capitol-memorial-day.jpg" alt="" /><p>A new <a href="http://cgfa.ilga.gov/Upload/SEGAL_Actuarial_Analysis_PA98-0599(SB1).pdf">report (PDF)</a> says Illinois' pension overhaul will save less money than advertised. Some politicians are trying to make hay out of that. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:56:10 +0000 Brian Mackey 50544 at http://tspr.org Pension Savings Estimate Lowered — But Is It A Big Deal? Bad Reputation for Illinois is Costly to Taxpayers http://tspr.org/post/bad-reputation-illinois-costly-taxpayers <p>Illinois already has the worst credit rating among states.&nbsp; While that adds to the cost of borrowing money, Illinois winds up paying even more because investors view it as risky of default. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:59:46 +0000 Sean Crawford 49574 at http://tspr.org Bad Reputation for Illinois is Costly to Taxpayers Pension Ruling Could Impact Illinois http://tspr.org/post/pension-ruling-could-impact-illinois <p>A decision Thursday by the Arizona Supreme Court is getting careful attention in Illinois. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:13:01 +0000 Brian Mackey 48737 at http://tspr.org Pension Ruling Could Impact Illinois