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FOUR RETIRED public sector employees win another phase in their legal case claiming any change in their health benefits violates the
UIC FACULTY unionize over working conditions. See August 5 Gazette, http://www.gazettechicago.com/index/2011/08/uic-faculty-unionize-over-working-conditions/.
ILLINOIS HOUSE leaders say they still are working on legislation that would ease the State’s crushing pension burden, although they are closed-mouthed about what those changes will be and when the General Assembly will be asked to consider them. See Rockford Register-Star of Aug. 14 at http://www.rrstar.com/top_stories/x1852614313/Illinois-House-leaders-mum-on-pension-reform-negotiations.
ILLINOIS BUDGET doesn’t address payment backlog, Moody’s says. See Aug. 12 Bloomberg Businessweek, http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-08-12/illinois-budget-doesn-t-address-payment-backlog-moody-s-says.html.