Illinois Lawmakers Keep Trying to Pass the Buck The plan to make local school districts pay into their teachers’ pension systems was just too nasty and contentious.
Illinois Lawmakers Trying to Close Pension LoopholesIllinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross says the bill would stop state lawmakers from padding their pensions by taking better-paying jobs in government.
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."
Increased Contributions to Illinois Pension System Henry Bayer, executive director of AFSCME Council 31, says that’s a key component of paying down the $85 billion liability.

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