Fitch Ratings issued a news release shortly after lawmakers passed a pension overhaul plan. The ratings agency views the passage of pension reform legislation in Illinois yesterday as "a positive indication of the state's willingness to take action on this complicated issue after many failed attempts."
Anne Marie Gaura currently serves as the Interim Director of Engineering and Public Works for the Village of Schaumburg. Gaura served as the Village Manager of Montgomery for a dozen years before that. She resigned from that position in 2012.
Blue Cross says Illinois customers will be allowed to keep their current health plans. 185,000 Illinoisans received cancellation notices because their plans don't meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Illinois lawmakers approved a pension overhaul Tuesday. The Senate passed the plan 30 - 24, and the House approved it on a 62 - 53 vote. Governor Pat Quinn has indicated he will sign this bill, which is intended to save $160-billion over the next three decades.