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Daily Herald: “Illinois House OK could be break in pension gridlock”

By: Mike Riopell March 22, 2013 SPRINGFIELD — Supporters of big public employee pension cuts approved by the Illinois House Thursday say they’ve gotten past the hardest vote on the long-festering issue. As they’ve debated for more than a year, …

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Chicago SunTimes: “Illinois Senate OKs pension reform bill that won’t affect current retirees”

March 20, 2013 By: Dave McKinney & Zach Buchheit SPRINGFIELD — A scaled-back plan by Senate President John Cullerton to make suburban and Downstate teachers choose between keeping a compounding, 3 percent annual pension boost or state-subsidized health insurance as …

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Daily Herald: “Sweeping pension-cuts bill fails in state Senate, small teachers bills passes”

By: Mike Riopell SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate Wednesday approved a plan to cut working teachers’ pensions while rejecting a more sweeping plan, sending mixed messages about where the debate over one of the state’s biggest financial problems will go …

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