Digging a Pension Hole

The people most at fault for Illinois pension problems try to paint police and fire as the cause of the problem. Rep. Cross even had the nerve to go on WIND radio and blame the retirees for living too long and being a burden to the fund.

Digging a pension hole

Illinois’ pension system was in precarious enough shape in 1994 that Democrats and Republicans came together to solve a crisis threatening the state’s financial future.