Pension forums scheduled statewide
An organization that has targeted public employee pensions in Illinois is sponsoring a series of public forums throughout Illinois over the next month.
The first of what the Illinois Policy Institute calls “Local Pension Accountability Forums” was held Monday night in Springfield.
The events are focused on the proposal to shift the state’s cost for public employee pensions to local school districts. IEA President Cinda Klickna participated in the panel discussion that took place before an audience that included many retirees who are counting on their TRS or SURS pensions.
The next IPI-sponsored pension event is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Morris library on the SIU Carbondale campus. Here is the schedule for the rest of the events, for which some venues have yet to be announced:
- Quincy – July 23, 7 p.m. – Orr Auditorium – John Wood Community College
- Lemont – Aug. 2
- Decatur – Aug. 6
- Cary – Aug. 14
- Rockford – Aug. 16
For more information, visit the IEA Website.
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