News

Pension Ruling May Come Next Year

Pension Ruling May Come Next Year

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A ruling on whether Illinois’ pension overhaul law is constitutional could be delayed until next year.

A Sangamon County circuit judge wants to consider all of the issues raised in multiple lawsuits. Judge Jon Belz ruled  handling it differently could lead to piecemeal rulings and actually prolong a resolution.

Lawyers for state retiree groups wanted the judge to answer whether the law increasing contributions by workers and decreasing their benefits violates the state Constitution.

The schedule Belz laid out for arguments and responses in the lawsuits stretches the case into December.

Recent Headlines

in Local

I-55 Closure Tuesday

Fresh
road construction

Plan ahead for some pre-holiday work

in Local

DEVELOPING: Ferguson Grand Jury Reportedly Reaches a Verdict

Updated
gavel2

The grand jury impaneled to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to charge Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the…

in Local

Highway Deaths Down

siren

But they’re making a comeback

in Local

Two Thirds of Illinois Fourth Graders Fall Short

mortarboard

Advance Illinois promotes its report