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Illinois' pensions debt grew more in one year than half of states' entire budgets

Cole Lauterbach and Greg Bishop, Illinois News Network Oct. 12, 2017, 11:03am

In one year, Illinois' pensions added more debt than 25 U.S. states' entire budgets.

The crazy cartoon world of Illinois public pensions

The Madison County Record Sep. 23, 2015, 6:59am

Strange things happen in cartoons – things that could never happen in real life, things that are physically impossible – but cartoon lovers know that and delight in the alternate “reality.” The absurd goings-on are an essential part of animated humor.

Public pension annual reports available at DOI portal

Ann Maher Sep. 10, 2015, 1:44pm

With much of the state's financial crisis being blamed on under-funded public pensions, wouldn't it be great if ordinary taxpayers could see exactly what condition the funds they support are in?