The failure of the State of Illinois to properly fund
the retirement systems of its employees goes back to at
least 1916. This was identified and documented in a
report titled “Illinois Public Pension Reform. What’s
Past Is Prologue” prepared by Eric Madiar, Chief Legal
Counsel for Illinois Senate President John Cullerton.
The report appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of the
Illinois Public Employee Relations Report which is
published by the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and the
University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment.
This is a well researched report regarding the history
of the State’s failure to properly fund the retirement
systems of its employees and its recent effort to take
away from retirees the benefits earned by them during
their service to the public.
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