Comment: Some Illinois cities have pensions with only 30% or 40% of what they need to pay what they have promised, and are already taking in less than they need to pay just those already retired! And most cities have few taxes they can raise. When many pensioners finally understand just how little they stand to get, some politicians will be fearing for their safety.

http://www.whig.com/story/25307505/mayors-group-pushes-for-illinois-pension-reform