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State Supreme Court Finds Pension Reform Law Unconstitutional

State Supreme Court Finds Pension Reform Law Unconstitutional

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May 8, 2015
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The Illinois Supreme Court today issued a unanimous decision affirming the Sangamon County Circuit Court’s decision that Public Act 98-599 is unconstitutional.

The ruling does not alter the administration of SURS, as no changes had been implemented from the pension reform law due to the stay ordered by Judge Belz of the Sangamon County Circuit Court.

“SURS remains committed to serving members and fulfilling our mission statement of securing and delivering the retirement benefits promised to our members,” said Executive Director W. Bryan Lewis.

Read the decision here.