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Retired teachers sue state over pension law

A group of teachers and school officials have filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Illinois over the recent pension reform, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

"Eight retired non-union teachers and school officials filed a class action lawsuit Friday, calling the state’s pension reform law 'an unapologetic violation' of Illinois’ constitutional pension clause.

The suit, filed in Cook Count Circuit Court, is the first of many expected to be filed, challenging the reform law.

According to the suit, the 1970 Illinois Constitution protects pension rights under the Pension Protection Clause and those rights 'will be irreparably harmed by the implementation and enforcement,' of the law."

[Read the entire article on the Chicago Sun-Times]

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