A new Illinois law will make it harder for felons to receive a public pension.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that gives the attorney general more power to stop pensions to convicted felons. Legislators sought the change after former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge was allowed to keep his pension after he lied about torturing suspects.
The Illinois Supreme Court in July upheld a lower court ruling that the attorney general could not challenge a Chicago police pension board decision that allowed Burge to keep his taxpayer-supported pension.