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Below are the latest stories on the pension issue in Illinois.

Budget Gap To Increase Despite Pension Overhaul

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Illinois' pension overhaul is tied up in a court challenge.  But even if it remains law, cuts to state employees' and public school teachers' retirement benefits will not solve the state's budget problem.  That's the forecast from a report issued today by the University of Illinois' Institute for Government and Public Affairs. Amanda Vinicky spoke with the report's principle author, economist Richard Dye.

Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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