November 29, 2011

Statement From Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Passage of Pension Abuse Reform Bill

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

I applaud the General Assembly for passing critical reforms amending the Illinois Pension Code to ban the practice of ‘double-dipping’ that allowed leaders representing City workers to access both union and public pensions. Today leaders took an integral first step towards reform, which will be a deterrent to other abuses. I look forward to working with leaders in Springfield to bring comprehensive pension reform that will preserve retirement savings and protect Chicago’s taxpayers.


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