Pensions could be cut by 40% : PubSecAlliance

Detroit police and fire unions fighting republican Governor who appears to rate the city’s art collection higher than public safety employees’ retirement security.

Pensions could be cut by 40% : PubSecAlliance
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The Detroit POA and other city public safety unions have participated in hundreds of protests and demonstrations to protest proposed cuts to their pensions that could be as high as 40%.

Report: TIFs Play A Role In Chicago’s Pension Crisis

Report: TIFs Play A Role In Chicago’s Pension Crisis | Progress Illinois
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With the media and public spotlight on Chicago’s pension crisis, the non-partisan research center Good…

Ives Op/Ed: Hiding in Plain Sight – Illinois Review

Ives Op/Ed: Hiding in Plain Sight – Illinois Review
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By State Rep. Jeanne Ives – Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s partial city pension overhaul passed in the General Assembly on Tuesday. The bill that…

Hey, Rahm Emanuel: Quit blaming public employees for your budget crisis!

Hey, Rahm Emanuel: Quit blaming public employees for your budget crisis!
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The Chicago mayor is the latest elected official to pull a bait-and-switch with workers’ pensions

Mayor pushes Quinn to OK pension bill, but gov to take his time

Mayor pushes Quinn to OK pension bill, but gov to take his time
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Portraying Chicago as a city at a crossroads, Mayor Rahm Emanuel turned up the heat on Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday to sign off on his plan to raise property taxes and cut retirement benefits to…

Emanuel rules out creating income tax

Emanuel rules out creating income tax
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By John Byrne Mayor Rahm Emanuel, shown Wednesday during a visit to Chase Park, did not say how he would cover an additional $600 million due next year for police and firefighter pensions.

Pension accountability, Chicago style

Pension accountability, Chicago style
chicagoreader.com

When it comes to correcting past pension mistakes, geezers and ordinary taxpayers pay the price, while the powerful few who made the mistakes continue to prosper.

Chicago Pension-Cutting Plan Would Harm City Retirees, Neighborhoods

Chicago Pension-Cutting Plan Would Harm City Retirees, Neighborhoods
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proponents of the drastic Chicago pension cuts sought by the city have threatened a range of doomsday scenarios if their proposal is not enacted. Rather than the thoughtful, informed discussion…

Unions Urge Gov. Quinn to Veto Pension Theft Legislation

Unions Urge Gov. Quinn to Veto Pension Theft Legislation
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Our coalition of unions has called on Gov. Quinn to veto SB 1922, which slashes the pensions of workers and retirees in the City of Chicago’s…

To the Liars and Thieves of the 98th Illinois General Assembly

To the Liars and Thieves of the 98th Illinois General Assembly
teacher/poet/musician glen brown
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You have made public employees and retirees scapegoats of another insidious pension reform bill that will never resolve the state’s deficit problems you have created and perpetuated.