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Illinois legislature OKs fix for $100 billion pension crisis

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislature approved a historic plan Tuesday to eliminate the state's $100 billion pension shortfall, a long-delayed decision proponents described as critical to repairing the state's deeply troubled finances but that faces the immediate threat of a legal challenge from labor unions. The House voted 62-53 in favor of the plan, which makes deep cuts in state...

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