As aldermen prepared to approve the mayor’s 2015 budget plan on Wednesday, retired city workers were complaining they would be hurt by health care premiums included in the spending plan.
The lawsuit, which follows others already filed by retirees, argues the pension bill approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Pat Quinn more than a month ago violates a clause of the state constitution that says pension benefits may not be cut.
An elementary school and a retirement community in the Joliet area have teamed up to bring together young and old for the benefit of both.
Chicago’s 30,000 retired city employees are trying to stop Mayor Rahm Emanuel from phasing out the city’s 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care and foisting Obamacare on them.
Union leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.
Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.
Illinois lawmakers may consider steps to reduce the cost of health care for retired state workers.