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Ill. Senate approves Cook County pension changes

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have quickly advanced a plan to overhaul Cook County's pension system by increasing county payments and reducing some benefits for employees. The Senate voted 36-16 on Tuesday to approve the changes that Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle says are necessary to keep the retirement system from dissolving in a couple of decades. The measure calls for...

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