The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.
New analysis finds 60% in General Assembly wouldn’t be affected right away.
“I’ve also said clearly that I don’t think that the Republican Party should be to the point of defining a good Republican, a bad Republican because of abortion, gay rights or guns.”
State Sen. Bill Brady officially joined the race for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor.
Candidate Bruce Rauner was criticized by fellow candidate Dan Rutherford, the state treasurer, for not facing citizens and the press when he announced his candidacy.