Illinois State Capitol
December 5, 2014

Judge Rules PA 98-0599 Unconstitutional

A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge on November 21, 2014, ruled that Public Act 98-0599, the pension reform legislation signed by the governor in December 2013, is unconstitutional. IMRF was not included in the provisions of PA 98-0599 that alter benefits for current members and retirees of the state-funded systems. The Attorney General has announced that she will immediately appeal the Circuit Court's ruling to the Illinois Supreme Court.