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“Cook County’s pension fund will go broke in 26 years without changes that could include an increase in employee contributions and later retirement ages, according to a new analysis. The report, done under the direction of county Commissioner Bridget Gainer …

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By: Chicago Tribune Editorial Board April 6, 2012 “Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared together Wednesday night at a Tribune forum deep inside Chicago’s Field Museum. Looming over them onstage was a thousand-pound gorilla. No, not an escapee …

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By: Thomas Kaplan & Kate Taylor April 2, 2012 ALBANY, NEW YORK — Thousands of public employees across New York State rushed to sign up for pensions over the last several weeks, seeking to lock in generous retirement benefits before …

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By: Allysia Finely March 25, 2012 “PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – So this is Gina Raimondo? The state treasurer who single-handedly overhauled Rhode Island’s pension system and has unions screaming bloody murder? I had imagined her a bit, well, bigger. If …

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Too Much Risk, Not Enough Reward: Investors are betting that high returns from equities will pay for decent pensions. They are kidding themselves. March 17, 2012 “People saving for their pensions and other long-term commitments tend to assume they should …

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