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Seventh Circuit Court Found Pension Reform Unconstitutional

Today, Judge John Belz, Sangamon County, ruled that the pension reforms in Public Act 098-05991 were unconstitutional. Judge Belz ruled that the state of Illinois "made a constitutionally protected promise to its employees concerning their pension benefits. Under established and uncontroverted Illinois law, the state of Illinois cannot break this promise." The Illinois Supreme Court will likely take up an expedited appeal on the matter. 

Read judge's order here.

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Chrissie's practice is focused on government law, representing municipalities and other public entities in a broad range of issues, including administrative and regulatory law, the operation and governance of critical services, infrastructure construction and financing, council procedures, tax increment financing and economic development. Before joining Heyl Royster, Chrissie served as the City Attorney for Canton, Illinois for seven years where she managed all legal aspects of a municipal corporation.

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