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Illinois’ Tier 2 pensions continue to anger teachers, other public employees Illinois’ Tier 2 pensions continue to anger teachers, other public employees

Illinois’ Tier 2 pensions continue to anger teachers, other public employees

Officials from several public employee groups told state lawmakers Thursday that the pension reform measures enacted in 2010 are patently unfair and possibly illegal. And, in the case of public school teachers, the relatively new pension structure might soon fall out of compliance with federal regulations, something that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars in the future.

Proposal would require Illinois high schools to provide path to associate degree Proposal would require Illinois high schools to provide path to associate degree

Proposal would require Illinois high schools to provide path to associate degree

A state senator wants to give all Illinois high school students the opportunity to walk across the graduation stage with an associate degree to complement their diploma. Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, a Bloomington Republican, is still fine-tuning the proposal, but the general premise is to quicken the pace at which young adults can enter the workforce.

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