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11.09.17

The financial condition of Illinois’ pension funds improved slightly due to strong investment returns, but they remained critically underfunded at the end of fiscal year 2017.

The five State-funded retirement systems had total unfunded liability of $129.1 billion as of June 30, 2017,...

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In the News

09.07.17

WBBM News Radio

This article discusses Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's plan to borrow $6 billion to pay off a portion of the State’s backlog of overdue bills. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall remarks...

07.27.17

Illinois Issues

In this segment, Civic Federation President Laurence Msall discusses key aspects of the State of Illinois’ FY2018 budget and the challenges the State still faces. He says the most important aspect...

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