- Unions target Senate Dems in pension reform battle Updated: Dec-01-13 4:25 pm
- A look at Illinois' pension crisis, proposed fix Updated: Nov-30-13 2:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Up against a determined effort to curtail state employees' retirement benefits, Illinois' unions are staging an all-out campaign to thwart approval of a breakthrough proposal to solve the state's $100 billion pension crisis, specifically targeting a small contingent of moderate Senate Democrats.
CHICAGO - For years, Illinois' multibillion-dollar pension crisis has dragged down the state's finances and jeopardized the retirement funds of hundreds of thousands of public employees. Yet lawmakers remained sharply divided on how to fix the problem.