Gov. Quinn faces deadline for Chicago pension reform

Today is the deadline for Governor Quinn to take action on a Chicago pension reform bill.

It would raise the retirement age for city employees, and reduce retirement benefits.

It would also let the city raise property taxes.

The bill is supported by Mayor Emanuel.

If Quinn does nothing, the bill automatically takes effect so today, he could either sign it, veto it, or make changes to it.

On Friday, Quinn signed a bill that allows Chicago to raise 911 fees for landlines and cell phones.

A spokesman said the bill would help fund 911 centers across the state.

3 comments

  • And He Does This ?

    I will go out on a limb and make a prediction on Pat’s move today.

    Since the bill automatically passes if he does not sign, remember this is a opening for a mandatory age increase for retirement on city employees and opens property tax increase for Chicago.

    My Prediction, Pat Quinn does NOT sign nor does he veto.

    He will let the bill pass on its own and throw the citizens of Chicago under the bus and say it was upt to their city level politicians to have done something for them.

    Wait and See

  • Choi

    PAT and the whole chicago polltical crime organization can go to hell. They are going to tax the people in to submission. Come on the 911 tax increased from 1.40 to 3.90 for what!? They stole all the money and the tax payers are paying the bills . Double property taxes are coming soon.I swear chicago Is the worst city in America high taxes, window stickers, redlight cameras and expensive parking meters.

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