No wonder they are trying to steal your pension : PubSecAlliance

No wonder they are trying to steal your pension : PubSecAlliance
pubsecalliance.com

Editor’s comment: When you take stock of these numbers – $3.1 trillion in cash and securities in public sector pension funds, it’s no…

Pension reform championed by conservatives running into trouble

Pension reform championed by conservatives running into trouble
www.tampabay.com

TALLAHASSEE — Few issues would seem to score higher among conservatives than public pension reform.

Mayors’ group pushes for Illinois pension reform

Mayors’ group pushes for Illinois pension reform : News
www.stltoday.com

No legislation has been drafted, talks are still in preliminary stages, and several mayors expressed skepticism

Mayors’ group pushes for Illinois pension reform

Mayors’ group pushes for Illinois pension reform
www.washingtontimes.com

A group of Illinois mayors is calling for an overhaul to local pension systems for police and fire departments, but it’s unclear if state…

Suburban, downstate mayors want pension relief, too

Suburban, downstate mayors want pension relief, too
chicagotribune.com

A coalition of suburban and downstate mayors is urging lawmakers to scale back pension benefits for police and firefighters, saying increasing costs have pushed towns and cities across Illinois to the brink of financial ruin.

Illinois mayors lobbying lawmakers for pension changes

Illinois mayors lobbying lawmakers for pension changes
m.sj-r.com

CHICAGO — A group of Illinois mayors is calling for an overhaul to local pension systems for police and fire departments, but it’s unclear if…

Rahm Emanuel’s Bait-and-Switch with Public Employees’ Pensions

Rahm Emanuel’s Bait-and-Switch with Public Employees’ Pensions
www.alternet.org

Corruption not pensions are the cause of Chicago’s budget problems.

Illinois Pension Reform Is Without Legal and Moral Justification

Illinois Pension Reform Is Without Legal and Moral Justification
teacher/poet/musician glen brown

To possess a right to a promised deferred compensation, such as a pension, is to assert a legitimate claim with all Illinois legislators to protect that right. There are no rights without obligations. They are mutually dependent. Fulfilling a contract is a legal and moral obligation justified by trust among elected officials and their constituents.

U. of I. fears brain drain without change to pension reform

U. of I. fears brain drain without change to pension reform
politics.suntimes.com

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees decided Friday to push state legislators to change the new pension funding law so that hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of university faculty and employees don’t retire before July 1.

Analysis: Pension reforms to cost workers $55 million by 2025

Analysis: Pension reforms to cost workers $55 million by 2025
politics.suntimes.com

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise employee contributions by 29 percent to save two city employee…