Illinois pension reform

Governor Signs Bill
7:45 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Illinois Pension Reform Now the Law

Governor Pat Quinn

It took just a little more than a week for a pension overhaul in Illinois to go from an agreement between legislative leaders to law.

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Governor Will Sign the Bill
9:08 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Illinois Legislature Passes Pension Reform

The Illinois Capitol
Credit Brian Mackey

The Illinois General Assembly has approved sweeping changes to pensions for state employees and Governor Pat Quinn said he will sign the legislation.

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Special Panel Done
6:01 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Legislative Leaders Now Handling Pension Reform

Credit Rich Egger

The four leaders of Illinois' General Assembly have crafted a new plan for changing the state's retirement systems.

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Bill Knight – October 31
6:12 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Public Pensions & Corporate Subsidies

Bill Knight

Pension foes have shifted public attention to accounting so retiree benefits might be shifted to protect or expand corporate subsidies, like the $24 million that Archer Daniels Midland demands from the state of Illinois, according to a new report. It says the anti-pension campaign blames state or local budget problems exclusively on public pensions – pensions that were underfunded by legislatures for years so the money could be spent elsewhere, such as on corporate subsidies or politically popular tax cuts.

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$100 Billion in Liabilities
11:28 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Still Waiting for Illinois Pension Report

The Illinois Capitol building

State Representative Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) is careful these days when she talks about the status of pension deliberations.

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