SPRINGFIELD – Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) are demanding that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan aggressively pursue a decision on pension reform.
Writing to Madigan, Radogno and Durkin said: “We have shared a letter with the Attorney General expressing interest in an aggressive pursuit of a prompt decision on the pension reform legislation. We believe some legal procedures are available to the Attorney General to expedite the case and have respectfully encouraged her to use those procedures.
Substantial financial consequences to the State, its retirement systems and current retired employees are at the heart of the pension reform litigation. We believe if the litigation is expedited and the State prevails, the fiscal stability of both the State and its retirement systems will substantially improve.
All interested parties will benefit from a quick, but fair, final judicial decision. We urge the Attorney General to use the available avenues to accomplish that goal as we stand alongside her in this matter.”