Illinois pension debt http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois pension reform is law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-pension-reform-law <div>A major overhaul of Illinois' pensions is now law. Governor Pat Quinn held a private bill-signing ceremony Thursday in Chicago. A&nbsp;court challenge seeking to stop it from taking effect is certain.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:39:02 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Amanda Vinicki & Jeff Bossert 15917 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois pension reform is law Pension Committee Closer to Proposal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pension-committee-proposal-near <p>Two Illinois lawmakers say they’re getting closer to proposing a pension plan that could save the state almost $150 billion dollars. IPR’s Patrick Smith has more.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:43:28 +0000 Daryl Scott 10985 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Pension Committee Closer to Proposal Judges left out of pension conversation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/judges-left-out-pension-conversation <p>Illinois lawmakers remain at odds over how to handle the state's 100 billion dollars of pension debt. But there's a chance that this spring the General Assembly may finally do something about it. After years of no major action, there are not one, but two major packages designed to reign in Illinois' retirement costs. &nbsp;The House and Senate passed competing plans. &nbsp;Both of them seek to save Illinois money by cutting current and retired government workers' benefits. Fri, 24 May 2013 12:12:40 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 6153 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Judges left out of pension conversation