Chicago Park District's pension plan could serve as test case for Illinois pensions

Nov 12, 2013

Another legislative session has gone by without a solution in place to bring down the amount Illinois owes the state's retirement systems. Given the clamoring from the governor, business leaders, and credit rating agencies for lawmakers to do something about it, legislators mentioned relatively little about pensions before adjourning last week.  That could be a sign that something is afoot, There's talk of legislators returning before the year's end to deal with pensions.  Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky has the story.