“SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court today consolidated the four lawsuits challenging the state’s new pension overhaul and assigned the matter to Sangamon County for hearings.
The lawsuits are brought by groups of employees, laborers and retired teachers who sought to have the pension law found unconstitutional. The lawsuits contend that scaling back cost-of-living increases, increasing the retirement age and other changes violated a constitutional provision that government worker pensions should not be diminished or impaired.” READ MORE
Title: "Illinois pension lawsuits will be combined, heard in Springfield"
Author: Ray Long
Source: The Chicago Tribune
Date Published: March 3, 2014