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Illinois voters will decide pension question this fall

Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a proposal lawmakers approved today.

The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution goes directly to the November ballot following the Senate’s 51-2 vote. The House previously approved the measure, sponsored by Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both ChicagoDemocrats.

Read more on Chicago Tribune.

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