December 5, 2013 The law aims to plug a $100 billion shortfall in the state's pension system, which is considered the nation's worst-funded.
December 3, 2013 The bill would cut benefits and push back the retirement age for younger workers in an effort to close a $100 billion shortfall. The governor has said he will sign it, but the state's public employee unions bitterly oppose it.
June 15, 2013 Lawmakers will head back to work next week to try to patch the state's $100 billion pension hole. Every day they don't act, the burden on Illinois taxpayers grows larger.