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Lack of Pension Reform Affects All Illinoisans

As state pays more for pensions in 2013, there’s less money for schools, police, and Medicaid.

01/13/2013

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Time Running Out On Ill. Pension Reform

Legislative leaders will revisit the subject of pension reforms in five weeks.

06/22/2012

Illinois Lawmakers Trying to Close Pension Loopholes

Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross says the bill would stop state lawmakers from padding their pensions by taking better-paying jobs in government.

03/30/2012

More State Layoffs in Illinois?

Governor Pat Quinn says it’s too soon to talk about that scenario and he’s is dealing with the budget one year at a time.

01/09/2012

Springfield, IL

Dismal Budget Outlook for Illinois

“We are at a point in this state, in order to literally survive financially and get our heads above water.”

01/06/2012

Illinois Capitol

Illinois’ Pension System in Trouble

Illinois has the worst underfunded pension system in the nation.

04/12/2011