Budget Expert: Lawmakers' Refusal Of Pension Benefits 'Irrelevant' To Pension CrisisSeveral state lawmakers have opted out of their legislative pensions, while the state continues to struggle with a massive pension debt, but a local budget policy group said the lawmakers’ actions are neither effective, nor relevant.
Judge Orders Nearly $22K Seized From Blagojevich's PensionExactly two weeks before former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to report to prison, a federal judge has ordered that nearly $22,000 be seized from Blagojevich’s state pension fund to pay off the fines and penalties that were part of his sentence on corruption charges.
Madigan: Blagojevich Should Lose His PensionA day after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison, disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich got more bad news when Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a legal opinion that he shouldn't collect his state pension.
State Lawmaker Wants To Keep Blagojevich From Collecting PensionOn Dec. 10, deposed Gov. Blagojevich will turn 55, and that means he can start collecting his state pension.