IL Pension Mess Not an Easy Fix: Sullivan and Tracy

Two west-central Illinois lawmakers say they’re not really sure when the state’s estimated 100-billion dollar pension crisis will be solved — and one of them is on a committee trying to solve it.

State Representative Jil Tracy and State Senator John Sullivan spoke before a luncheon yesterday (Tuesday), hosted by the Monmouth-Area Chamber of Commerce. Tracy is one of the members of a joint conference committee trying to come up with a solution, and says she sides with the public on one possible solution.


Sullivan, meanwhile, says whatever happens will not be popular.  Sullivan says there’s hope a vote on a pension plan will be held when lawmakers return to Springfield for the fall veto session. Tracy, meanwhile, says some days she feels optimistic there will be some sort of solution, some days she doesn’t.