Pension theft proving toxic to Illinois Democrats.

Pension theft proving toxic to Illinois Democrats.
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Republican Bruce Rauner holds a 12 point lead over Democrat Pat Squeezy Quinn in the polls. Illinois’ Attorney General Lisa Madigan has always been thought of as unbeatable. Daughter of State Democ…

Another Examination of the Illinois “Pension Clause,” or What Part of These Words Do They Not Understand?

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A writer must “know and have an ever-present consciousness that this world is a world of fools and rogues… tormented with envy, consumed with vanity; selfish, false, cruel, cursed with illusions… He should free…

Detroit workers, retirees give bankruptcy plan a boost

Detroit workers, retirees give bankruptcy plan a boost
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(Reuters) – Detroit will head into the critical phase of its historic bankruptcy case next month with the backing of an overwhelming majority of its active and retired workers and with opposition from a small, hard-core group of hold-out creditors.

Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case

Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case
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Lawyers representing state retiree groups say they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits as a way to expedite their case…

Roadmap to retirement | Pension Rights Center

Roadmap to retirement | Pension Rights Center
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The Pension Rights Center has collected links to fact sheets and other publications that serve as a roadmap to helpful information about retirement plans for private-sector workers. Following a section on general information about planning for retirement, the links are organized according to stages…

Treasurer candidate says back to drawing board on Illinois pension reform

Treasurer candidate says back to drawing board on Illinois pension reform
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Democratic state treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs says he thinks lawmakers should “go back to the drawing board” and start over on changes to public employee pension benefits following a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.

Remembering Officer Mueller

Thoughts and prayers and more – please help this PBPA member’s family. Waukegan Patrol Officer Mueller was killed off duty Saturday in a tragic car accident. This former Army Ranger and mid-East war veteran leaves behind a young wife and very young daughter.

Remembering Officer Mueller
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This fundraiser has been set up in the wake of Officer Mueller’s tragic death to assist his young wife and baby girl.

5 Myths About Public Employee Pensions

5 Myths About Public Employee Pensions
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About 10,000 Americans a day are turning 65 years old. While Wall Street’s 401(k) plans have done nothing to help retirees enjoy their golden years, defined benefit plans are the best way to support retirees and allow them to continue to contribute to their local economies.

teacher/poet/musician : Another Examination of the Illinois “Pension Clause,” or What Part of These Words Do They Not Understand?

teacher/poet/musician : Another Examination of the Illinois “Pension Clause,” or What Part of…
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A writer must “know and have an ever-present consciousness that this world is a world of fools and rogues… tormented with envy, consumed with vanity; selfish, false, cruel, cursed with…

Anti-Pension Campaigners Use Fuzzy Math and Old Data

Anti-Pension Campaigners Use Fuzzy Math and Old Data
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Anti-government conservatives have been attacking public employees and their pensions for years, but the attacks picked up after the financial crisis in 2008, when the stock market crashed, leaving many public plans—and private plans, too—temporarily underfunded. Rather than going…