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Judge rejects request for more time in Illinois pension case

Judge rejects request for more time in Illinois pension case
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers contesting the Illinois law that overhauls a state pension program that is $111 billion in debt are asking the state Supreme Court for an extra month to file arguments.

Judge to hear argument over Christie’s pension payment cuts

Judge to hear argument over Christie’s pension payment cuts
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Lawyers for Gov. Chris Christie’s administration and unions for public workers are preparing their arguments on whether it was legal for Christie to slash…

Elaine Nekritz is still after your pension. By hook or by crook.

Elaine Nekritz is still after your pension. By hook or by crook.
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State Representative Elaine Nekritz on Chicago Tonight last night. I had no sooner finished my previous post on the ethics of how we retirees are treated than my email alert started binging like an…

Bankruptcy is not an option for Illinois cities

Bankruptcy is not an option for Illinois cities or other units under current la | WirePoints…
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Bankruptcy for Illinois and Illinois Cities

Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke?

Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke?
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The more I read about state and local government pensions in Illinois, the worse it gets. Many municipal police and fire pension funds are so woefully underfunded, for example, that they are likely to go up in smoke in not-too-many years. The basic problem with all underfunded…

Pension reform ILSC brief

Pension reform ILSC brief 011215.pdf

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Pensions: ‘I Am A Retired Detroit Cop. I Hope This Will Not Happen To You.’

Pensions: ‘I Am A Retired Detroit Cop. I Hope This Will Not Happen To You.’
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“I do not think I am special. I am like every other patrol officer. I worked hard. I earned everything I have. I do not want anyone to ‘give’ me anything.” — Brian Lawrence.

The Illinois Constitution and Pension Impairment – Gapers Block Mechanics | Chicago

The Illinois Constitution and Pension Impairment – Gapers Block Mechanics | Chicago
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Gapers Block – A site about Chicago, IL.

A Prescription to Save the American Retirement System?

A Prescription to Save the American Retirement System?
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For the next few weeks, Scott Cooley will be filling in for John Rekenthaler, who is on sabbatical. Americans