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In the News

04.10.14: Chicago Tribune

CPS to increase school budgets

This article discusses Chicago Public Schools’ announcement that an additional $70 million for school-based budgets will be available in FY2015 because the District plans to extend its revenue...

04.07.14: WTTW's Chicago Tonight

Quinn Slams Emanuel’s Pension Bill

This segment discusses Governor Quinn’s opposition to the property tax component of Chicago’s recent pension reform plan for its Municipal and Labor funds. The Civic Federation said...

04.04.14: The Bond Buyer

Chicago Pension Reform in Need of More Votes

This article follows the legislative progress of a pension funding plan announced by the City of Chicago April 1 that would bring the Municipal and Laborers pension funds to a 90% funded level by...

04.01.14: Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago pension overhaul would boost tax revenue by $750 million

This article discusses the City of Chicago’s plan to restore 90% funded levels to its Municipal and Laborers pension funds by 2054 through a combination of property tax increases, increased...

04.01.14: The New York Times

Chicago Mayor Seeks Alterations to Repair Badly Underfunded Pension Plan

This article reports on a pension funding plan announced by the City of Chicago April 1 that would bring the Municipal and Laborers pension funds to a 90% funded level by 2054. Without reforms, both...