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Across Illinois, soaring public safety pension costs are at a crisis level and threatening the future of our communities. Pension Fairness for Illinois Communities is a coalition aimed at bringing fairness to the public safety pension system in order to relieve the burden of escalating public safety pension costs on local taxpayers and ensure sustainable retirement benefits for our public safety employees.


Illinois Moves to Ease Chicago Pension Woes

(April 8 - New York Times)

Legislature Approves Chicago Pension Overhaul

(April 8 - State Journal-Register)

Pension Gaps Plague Illinois Cities

(April 7 - Daily Herald Review)

Illinois Mayors Speaking Up about Ongoing Pension Fund Crisis

(April 6 - KMOV)

Illinois' Next Pension Issue: Police, Firefighter Funds

(April 6 - State Journal-Register)

Pension Challenge in Illinois' 10 Largest Cities

(April 6 - Peoria Journal-Star)

Illinois Mayors Demand State Look at Police, Fire Pensions

(April 6 - Telegraph Herald)

Pension Crisis Hitting Close to Home

(April 5 - Joliet Herald Review)

Chicago Among Many Illinois Cities in Pension Straits

(April 1 - DeKalb Daily Chronicle)

Coalition Members Join Mayor Emanuel to Urge for Pension Reforms

Pension Fairness Coalition Leaders Joined with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on October 1 in urging state legislators to take action to reform local government pensions (see PFIC Joins with Mayor Emanuel in Call for Pension Reform Final)