Posts tagged "report"

Just The Facts: A Primer on Illinois Pensions

Over the last few years we have all been engaged in an effort to find a sensible, workable solution to Illinois’ pension crisis. Simply put, the current pension system is unsustainable and poses the threat of overwhelming the state’s budget if left unaddressed. More immediately, the state’s broader budget issues cannot be resolved until the... Read more »

The Need for Reform of Police and Fire Pension Plans

The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago analyzed the values of pension benefits of firemen and policemen in Chicago who recently retired after full careers, many in their early 50′s.  The analysis found that these retirement benefits average above $1 million – well above benefit levels available to taxpayers in the private sector.  ... Read more »