Quinn signs pension plan for Chicago workers

Published 06/10 2014 11:13AM

Updated 06/10 2014 12:06PM

CHICAGO -- Governor Quinn signed a landmark decision on pension reform. The legislation sat on his desk for weeks. Quinn didn't like the Chicago mayor's idea of raising property taxes to shore up underfunded city pensions.

The new law requires bigger pension contributions from Chicago and its workers, but it leaves it up to the city to determine how to come up with the money. Some city unions say the reform is unfair and unconstitutional and they plan to sue.

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