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Pension crisis took decades to create, one day to 'fix'
By John Patterson | Daily Herald Staff - 4/25/2010
After dodging the state's debt to Illinois pension systems for years, state lawmakers crammed through reforms in a matter of hours. The legislature's sudden resolve came from a threatened drop in its credit rating that could have jeopardized funding for $31 billion worth of capital construction projects. BACK TO STORY

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