retirement benefits

State News
4:35 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Cook County looking to restructure employee retirement benefits

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pushing to restructure the retirement benefits of county employees.  But she needs Springfield’s help to do it, and that’s proving to be a challenge.

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State News
1:05 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

IL Supreme Court finds Pension Reform Law unconstitutional

The Illinois Supreme Court has struck down legislation that tried to cut retirement benefits for thousands of state workers. 

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State News
3:33 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Illinois Supreme Court hearing arguments in pension case

Oral arguments have begun before the Illinois Supreme Court on whether a massive state-employee pension bailout invalidated last fall by a lower court will be revived.

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State News
4:12 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Illinois Supreme Court denies pension law delay

The fate of Illinois' pension law will stay on the fast track. Illinois' Supreme Court justices Thursday denied a request for a delay. It can take a long time for a case to wind its way through the courts.

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State News
3:33 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Illinois judge rules state pension overhaul unconstitutional

Illinois' pension law failed its first test today. However, that's not the end to questions about its constitutionality.

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Government
4:43 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Governor reduces retirement benefits for Chicago employees

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed a bill that reduces the retirement benefits of some City of Chicago employees. But the governor’s signature comes with some advice for Chicago’s mayor. IPR's  Tony Arnold explains.

Quinn signed the controversial pension bill in private.  But he released a statement saying he was quote - “dismayed by the ill-advised attempt” to have lawmakers impose a tax increase on Chicago residents.

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State News
7:01 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Gov. to act on legislation cutting retirement benefits for Chicago employees

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to take action Monday on a bill that cuts the retirement benefits of thousands of City of Chicago employees, and could lead to higher property taxes.

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State News
6:43 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Attorneys for Illinois officials defend pension law

Attorneys for Illinois officials are defending controversial legislation cutting the retirement benefits of state employees. Unions representing those workers sued. They’re saying the pension changes are unconstitutional.

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