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Public Safety Employees & Retirement Age

Should be the same retirement age for: -Sheriff’s employees -Cook County Jail Correction Officers -Other Public Safety employees What retirement age would be fair?

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What do you think a fair & sustainable retirement benefit looks like?

Because every pension fund is funded from different revenue sources and has a unique mix of employees, there is not a one-size fits all solution. Each fund needs to ensure a fair and sustainable benefit for all stakeholders. Below is …

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Should the responsibility for negotiating pension benefits reside with the unit of government responsible for paying the benefits?

“Control of Pensions should rest locally” Daily Herald “Last week, two commissioners from the Cook County Board visited with us to provide an overview of an ambitious plan to reform the county’s public pension program and ensure its sustainability. Like …

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What are you thoughts on Chicago’s Pension Reform Legislation (SB 1922)?

Senate Bill 1922 – Chicago’s pension reform legislation – was passed by both the Illinois House & Senate. This is a significant measure by the Illinois General Assembly as it addresses public pension challenges with the biggest municipality in the …

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Do you think Cook County should cap pensions at $106,000? Even for Doctors?

Do you think Cook County should cap pensions at $106,000 as done in the Tier 2 pension plan passed in 2010? Doctors at Cook County Hospital are currently the only group that draws pensions significantly above $106,000. Would it change your …

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