The Pension is the #1 reason that Illinois is in such big trouble. There are several proposals to scrap it all together and convert us to 401(k)s.
The local press hates the pension and tends to be heavy handed in it’s coverage laying the blame squarely on the public sector unions.
The solution is to cut all departments by 9% – which will result in more overcrowding of prisons and cuts to social services. And about 3,000 layoffs.
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