Covering the Capitol: Jobs and Pension Reform


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Senate President John Cullerton says any incentive package to get Archer Daniels Midland to keep its headquarters in Illinois should be tied to making up for job losses in Decatur. The company is moving its global headquarters -- and 100 jobs -- out of Decatur. But it says it will keep 4,400 jobs in the city.

Meantime, Cullerton says he's also trying to build support for a compromise plan to reform the state's pension system. A pension reform committee is still working on the plan that could save $138 billion by 2043. Cullerton hopes lawmakers can begin to act on the plan later this month.

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