The board of the State Universities Retirement System voted Thursday to accept an interpretation of last year’s state-pension reform law that says the law won’t inadvertently cut university retirees’ pensions.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says the state’s community colleges are falling short, and has some suggestions for improvement.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is preparing to launch a major new initiative at the city’s community colleges, focusing on providing jobs for graduates by working with employers to create curriculum that should help produce the kind of workers the city’s businesses need.
When the economy goes dry, many people need training for new careers, and a $19 million federal grant is coming to Illinois for training in green jobs.
They’ve been called the poster children for a system run amok. The Better Government Association has found retired community college teachers bringing in six-figure retirement checks – earning far more state money in retirement than they did on the job.