Pension Amendment Defeated
- Illinois voters rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would have required a three-fifths vote, instead of a simple majority, for any public body to increase public pension benefits.
Some voters found the proposed change confusing and rejected the amendment 56 percent to 44 percent.
“It seemed like double-talk to me,” said Jim Chmura, 67, of Oak Park, who voted against it.
This will save us tens of millions in lawyer fights over the next few years.