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IL Supreme Court rules to protect some pen

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says a state Supreme Court ruling makes it “very clear” the state constitution protects employees “promised benefits.” Cullerton says Illinois’ pension crisis may not be over if Thursday’s ruling foreshadows how the court will rule on a broader pension overhaul passed last year. The Chicago Democrat’s statement […]

IL Supreme Court rules to protect some pen

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says a state Supreme Court ruling makes it “very clear” the state constitution protects employees “promised benefits.”

Cullerton says Illinois’ pension crisis may not be over if Thursday’s ruling foreshadows how the court will rule on a broader pension overhaul passed last year.

The Chicago Democrat’s statement Thursday follows a court opinion siding with retired state employees concerning health insurance premiums.

Cullerton had proposed an alternative pension overhaul plan that would have given employees more choice in the benefits they would receive upon retirement. He ultimately voted for the pension reform legislation passed last year. It’s been challenged in court.

Cullerton’s statement breaks with fellow Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn who said Thursday the pension overhaul would be upheld.

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Written by Colin Jeffery