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The future of a state building housing about 2,200 employees is sparking the latest disagreement between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  Republicans pitched plans earmarking future property tax receipts of a possible James Thompson Center sale for Chicago schools. 

Lawmakers advance Emanuel Chicago pension plan

Apr 8, 2014

A bill to cut retirement benefits for some City of Chicago employees has made its way to the governor’s desk. But it’s not clear whether he will sign it. IPR'S Tony Arnold reports.

In one day, the Illinois State House and Senate approved a measure affecting more than 56-thousand city laborers and municipal workers. The bill would have current employees pay more toward their pensions - while retirees would get less money in benefits.