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Mike
5 years ago

To rub salt into the wound, property taxes would be higher if pensions and retiree healthcare were properly funded. And Illinois pensions are amongst the most underfunded in the state. Pension have been hiked as the result of two actions. Benefits have repeatedly been hiked by the Illinois General Assembly and Governors through House Bills, Senate Bills,.and Public Acts after the pension sentence was added to the state constitution in 1970. At times overly generous pay hikes through collective bargaining agreements and administrator contracts. Hiking benefits and pay results in a more generous pension. So the bad news just gets… Read more »