State and University Retirees will continue to receive their monthly pension benefit despite an announcement from Comptroller Leslie Munger that Illinois will begin to skip payments to the pension funds due to the ongoing budget impasse.
In an emphatic and unanimous ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court has declared pension-cutting SB 1 unconstitutional and void. Read the ruling and response from the We Are One Illinois union coalition.
Retirees in the State Universities Retirement System have from April 1 to May 1 to cast their vote for annuitant trustee. AFSCME Retiree Chapter 31 is supporting NEIU retiree Mitch Vogel for re-election.
“Class notices” regarding the refunds for unconstitutional health care premium hikes are now being sent out to all affected state and university retirees. You do not need to reply to the notice in order to receive your refund.
A lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court seeks to overturn legislation to drastically reduce the pension benefits of City of Chicago employees and retirees.
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