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Fact-Check: Does The Proposed Illinois School Funding Bill Bail Out Chicago’s Teacher Pensions?

August 1, 2017
An official fact-check from the BGA, the exclusive operator of PolitiFact Illinois, here to help you find the truth in politics via the Pulitzer Prize-winning web approach built by the Tampa Bay Times.

Big Pensions Just Tiny Part Of Big Pension Mess

May 24, 2017
BGA analysis of new data underscores how chronically bad government policy, not fat pensions, lie at the heart of soaring pension debt now hobbling the state’s and Chicago’s efforts to pay for schools and other critical services.

Legislators Collect Paycheck From Washington, Pension From Illinois

February 23, 2017
Three members of Congress - Peter Roskam, Mike Bost and Jan Schakowsky - collect pensions from their time in Springfield; Cheri Bustos' husband earns a public salary greater than $100,000 while cashing a $67,000 pension. It's perfectly legal, but is it good government?
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