News

State Retiree Group Files Another Pension Lawsuit

State Retiree Group Files Another Pension Lawsuit

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

As New Year’s follows Christmas, as May flowers follow April showers, so too do lawsuits from retiree groups following passage of Illinois’ pension restructuring law.

The fifth one comes from the State Universities Annuitants Association. Executive director Linda Brookhart says she believes the groups representing current and future retirees will have the upper hand.

“I think that there is a good possibility that at least most of the lawsuits will win; meaning, those that are represented will win,” she said. “Those that are new to the systems – we might have a little more difficulty winning for them.”

Brookhart says a state which does not honor its contracts will have a hard time attracting employees, including, in the case of the universities, top professors.

The plaintiffs contend the law’s unconstitutional because it’s a reduction of benefits.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Peoria Ready to Welcome Food Trucks to Downtown, Other Areas

Peoria Food Truck

The City Council voted this week to create a process for food-truck operators to apply for licenses.

in Local

Helpful Hints to Keep Summer Safe and Fun

sunglasses on a wood table

Food and water safety, and sun protection among the concerns listed.

in Local

Illinois State Police Add July 4th Patrols, Road Side Checks

state_police_car

Law enforcement officials are warning Illinois motorists not to drink and drive and to buckle up over the holiday weekend.

in Local

Cab Driver Charged with Endangerment After Mt. Vernon Teen Leaves Camp

police lights

A 13-year-old girl went missing after being dropped at an overnight church summer camp.

in Local

New Attorneys for Man Accused of Killing Quincy 7th Grader

jail

The Adams County public defender's office cited a conflict of interest.