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Court consolidates pension lawsuits

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled this morning that the four pension reform lawsuits that have been filed against Governor Pat Quinn and other defendants be consolidated and heard in Sangamon County Circuit Court. The suit filed by the IFT and our partners in the We Are One Illinois coalition is included in the consolidation.

The union coalition lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of pension-slashing SB 1 was filed in late January in Sangamon County Circuit Court. Because three of the cases were filed in Sangamon County Court and another in Cook County Circuit Court, the state supreme court was tasked with choosing where the consolidated case would be heard.

The court’s ruling can be found here. Please stay tuned as we continue to seek justice to uphold the Illinois Constitution and protect the life savings of hundreds of thousands of teachers, nurses, police, caregivers, and other public employees and retirees.




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