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Pension payments likely to continue even in case of Illinois government shutdown

John Breslin Feb. 9, 2017, 5:21pm

What could happen with pension payments in the aftermath of a government shutdown is the “law school hypothetical from hell,” said one labor lawyer in the wake of the Illinois attorney general's legal play to break the budget impasse.

Pension spike scrutiny law 'ludicrous' as effect not seen for decades, watchdog says

John Breslin Sep. 26, 2016, 5:13pm

CHICAGO – Legislation aimed at making pension spiking by municipalities more transparent is “ludicrous” as it will be many years before it will have any effect, an Illinois watchdog argues.