pensions http://peoriapublicradio.org en Chicago labor groups, IL Republicans on same side over pension issue http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chicago-labor-groups-il-republicans-same-side-over-pension-issue <div>Some labor unions are finding themselves on the same side as Illinois Republicans in fighting changes to Chicago employees’ retirement benefits. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:34:00 +0000 Tony Arnold 21212 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chicago labor groups, IL Republicans on same side over pension issue State pension overhaul moving forward http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-pension-overhaul-moving-forward <p></p><div>Illinois' largest state government retirement system is moving ahead with implementation of the pension overhaul. &nbsp; That comes even as unions are preparing a lawsuit.</div><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:30:59 +0000 Brian Mackey 16412 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State pension overhaul moving forward Union members rally in Peoria to oppose state pension plan http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/union-members-rally-peoria-oppose-state-pension-plan <p></p><div>Members of the Illinois Federation of Teachers were rallying in Peoria Monday against the latest state pension proposal. The state-wide union rallied outside the offices of Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth and state Senator Darin LaHood. Lisa Uphoff is with the Illinois Federation of Teachers. She says the current proposal changes the annual cost-of-living increase for retirees:</div><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:33:03 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15751 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Union members rally in Peoria to oppose state pension plan U of I president warns on pension deal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-president-warns-pension-deal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president of the University of Illinois has warned employees about the coming legislative session on pensions. Robert Easter says the deal could be "onerous for public employees."&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:48:10 +0000 Brian Mackey 15512 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I president warns on pension deal Little accomplished in first week of veto session http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/little-accomplished-first-week-veto-session <div>Illinois legislators were supposed to meet this week for three days as part of the fall veto session. Instead they left Springfield after only two.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Little was accomplished during that time.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:42:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13878 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Little accomplished in first week of veto session State pension committee could finish work soon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-pension-committee-could-finish-work-soon <p></p><div>Legislators writing an overhaul of the state's pension systems could be nearing the end of their work. &nbsp;IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has the latest:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:19:01 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11445 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State pension committee could finish work soon 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 State teacher pension system sees returns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-teacher-pension-system-sees-returns <p></p><div>Illinois' largest public pension system saw greater than expected returns, according to an early analysis of the last fiscal year's investments. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:23:56 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10691 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State teacher pension system sees returns Legislators have many issues to take up before they adjourn http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/legislators-have-many-issues-take-they-adjourn <p>Illinois has the worst funded pension system in the nation, and lawmakers have until today to do something about it. The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn by midnight. After that, it requires extra votes to get legislation to the governor's desk. &nbsp;Pensions are not the only thing left. As Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky reports, plenty of other big-ticket policy issues are also unresolved.</p><p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 12:24:46 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 6538 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Legislators have many issues to take up before they adjourn Madigan: downstate schools should pay pension costs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-downstate-schools-should-pay-pension-costs <p></p><div>The leader of the Illinois House of Representatives says Downstate school districts will eventually have to pay for their employees’ pensions.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:53:21 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5347 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan: downstate schools should pay pension costs