Lawmakers pass Chicago pension reform bill
Illinois lawmakers passed Chicago’s first reform bill Tuesday but they left the tough part for Mayor Emanuel and the city council.
Both the House and Senate passed the bill but only after Republicans forced the part about state lawmakers approving a Chicago property tax to pay for it out of the bill.
That will fall on a skittish Chicago city council to vote on instead.
For his part, the mayor gave a minute long statement this afternoon thanking Springfield for starting the ball rolling.
Gov Quinn has not said if he’ll sign the bill
Unions have said everything from this is robbery to illegal,
The worker pension reform bill also doesn’t deal with three of Chicago’s other more expensive pensions: Teacher, fire and police.