Thursday, July 5, 2012

Illinois services threatened as pension hole grows

The threat that the state of Illinois will come after veteran workers has led to an exodus of public employees like Brenda Allan.

After more than 23 years as a secretary at the University of Illinois-Springfield, Allan is calling it quits. As she steps away from the retirement party being held in her honor, Allan says she had thought about retiring for a couple of years.

"But also there is the concern of, you know, what the General Assembly is doing and what impact that is going to have on both current and future retirees. What goes on down at the statehouse certainly has been a concern," she says.

Allan's comments were featured by National Public Radio (NPR) in a  July 3, 2012, report.

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