For years, mayors in Illinois have clamored for more control over their state-directed but locally funded pension systems. But their petitions have fallen on deaf ears. Local communities remain captive to a system in which the Statehouse sets municipal pension benefit levels with little regard to whether a city and its taxpayers can afford them.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/11/03/the-pension-crisis-in-illinois/