Pensions

Infographic: Fiscal condition of the four Chicago pension funds
Sep 29, 2016

The total debt of Chicago's four pension funds soared to more than $33 billion at the end of...

Fact-check: Munger goes after Mendoza for double-dipping
Sep 22, 2016

Share the Facts Widget Embed (For definitions of the ratings, click here) As Illinois grapp...

Rauner answers questions on first Facebook Live Q&A
Sep 20, 2016

In his first-ever Facebook Live appearance, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday answered questions...

Chicago utility tax likely to pass, but it won't fix the city's money woes
Sep 14, 2016

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400 million new reasons for Illinois pension reform
Sep 14, 2016

OPINION Anyone paying attention in Illinois knows government operations are being held togethe...

New state- and city-run retirement savings plans – for the ‘private’ sector?
Sep 06, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor recently passed new rules allowing states to establish new retiremen...

Teachers' Retirement System director: What we do is not political
Aug 28, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor recently passed new rules allowing states to establish new retiremen...

Illinois on hook for additional $421 million TRS pension payment next year
Aug 28, 2016

The decision by the state's largest pension fund to lower the assumed rate of return on investmen...

Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund overpaid retirees, wants money back
Aug 16, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. For two years, the Chicago Teachers...

You thought $111 billion in Illinois pension debt was bad?
Aug 10, 2016

Get ready taxpayers, because the more than $111 billion in Illinois pension debt is about to get ...

Failure of new pension accounting standards show in Chicago funds
Aug 10, 2016

The public pension world mostly cheered the arrival of new pension reporting standards from GASB ...

Standard & Poor's on Chicago's BBB bond rating, negative outlook
Aug 09, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. Standard & Poor’s on Tuesday...

Analysis of Daley passing Chicago pension crisis off to Emanuel
Aug 03, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. Eight years ago, then-Mayor Richar...

Emanuel to raise utility taxes to save Chicago pension fund
Aug 02, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. Unwilling to hit property owners f...

Report warns against retiring in Illinois, cites pension debt
Aug 01, 2016

If you're retired or plan on a retiring in the near future, Illinois is one of four states to avo...


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