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Comptroller, pension funds: Chicago City Hall can't sue over grant money intercepted for shorted pensions
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and several city worker retiree pension funds have responded to a lawsuit in which the city of Chicago alleged the comptroller's office acted wrongly at the request of the pension funds to seize millions in state grant money because the pension funds claimed the city had shorted pension funds by $23 million.ons aren't met
The city of Chicago has filed suit against the Illinois state Comptroller’s office and pension boards for its police officers and other city workers, accusing the pension funds and the comptroller of wrongly intercepting state grant funds otherwise owed to the city because the pension funds say the city has shorted its pension contributions.
Harvey, pension funds reach deal on dividing up embargoed state money, end court fight over pension funding
In a deal that could set a precedent for other financially struggling municipalities to follow, the city of Harvey has reached a deal with its police and firefighter pension funds to end a court fight over how much of the money Harvey gets from the state of Illinois the city should be allowed to spend on current day-to-day operations, rather than police and fire department retirees’ pensions.
Researcher: Harvey's pension problems the first, but 'certainly won't be last,' to run afoul of state law
The city of Harvey remained locked in a court fight with state officials and its own public worker pension funds over its ability to use sales tax dollars to pay its bills. But it likely is just one of dozens of cities and other governments across Illinois poised to land on the wrong side of a state law mandating pension fund payments.
Agreement wins city of Harvey temporary respite in fight with pension funds, state over sales tax dollars
The city of Harvey has won a temporary reprieve, of sorts, after a Cook County judge signed off on an agreement, which, while still requiring the cash-strapped city to pay large chunks to pension funds for retired police and firefighters, still allows the city government to apparently access most of its share of Illinois state sales tax revenue.
An attempt by the pension fund for retired police officers to intercept and claim millions of dollars in revenue nominally belonging to the financially troubled city of Harvey is back on hold, at least for another week, after a Cook County judge granted a temporary restraining order requested by the fund supporting Harvey’s retired firefighters.
IL Supreme Court strikes appellate order requiring comptroller to release hold on city of Harvey's funds
The financially-troubled city of Harvey again has been denied access to more than $1 million in its share of state money it says it needs to pay its current police officers, firefighters and other city employees, but which the board overseeing its retired police officers’ pension fund says state law requires the state to pay to them.
Appeals court: Comptroller can't embargo over $1M from cash-strapped Harvey at pension fund's request
A state appeals court has, for now, ordered Illinois’ state comptroller to release its hold on more than $1 million in Illinois tax disbursements the financially troubled city of Harvey says it needs to meet its payroll, including paychecks for its police and firefighters, but which the state says it is required to seize and steer to retired Harvey municipal workers.
Illinois law requiring taxpayers to pay for abortions faces court challenge; no funding source ID'd, suit says
Anti-abortion groups have filed a lawsuit challenging an Illinois law that clears the way for the public funding of elective abortions beginning on Jan. 1, saying the legislation violates the Illinois state constitution's requirements that lawmakers first identify where the tens of millions of dollars will come from to pay for more than 40,000 abortions per year.
Illinois horse racers lawsuit: Illinois hasn't paid its share to replenish purse accounts for 14 years
State government has undercut the Illinois horse racing industry, according to a complaint filed Nov. 1 in Cook County Circuit Court.