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Chicago Tribune: Judge finds city’s changes to pension funds unconstitutional

July 24, 2015  By: Hal Dardick and Rick Pearson  Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration said it will appeal a Cook County judge’s decision Friday that ruled unconstitutional a state law reducing municipal worker pension benefits in exchange for a city guarantee …

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NY Times: Chicago’s Plan to Change Pension Benefits Ruled Unconstitutional

July 24, 2015  Mary Williams Walsh  A judge in Chicago ruled on Friday that a plan to change city workers’ pensions was unconstitutional. The case is being closely watched for its effect on the city’s uncertain finances. The judge, Rita …

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Chicago Tribune: Preckwinkle: Pension plan may lower Cook County sales tax. But is plan legal?

July 13, 2015  By: Hal Dardick  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle scrambles to collect the votes she needs to pass her penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase, she’s holding out the possibility she’ll scale back the tax hike down the road …

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Chicago Tribune: Ruling on city pension law due July 24

July 9, 2015  By: Hal Dardick A Cook County judge will rule later this month on the legality of a Chicago pension law that would reduce cost-of-living increases, require workers to pay more and require the city to increase how …

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Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: Push ahead with Cook County’s smart pension reform

May 31, 2015  By: Sun Times Editorial Staff Cook County has a big underfunded pension problem, but it has been overshadowed in two ways: Illinois and Chicago are swimming in so much more red ink that no one notices the …

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