Quinn among those affected by pension overhaul law

SPRINGFIELD - Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is among those who could see a reduction in their pension benefits if the Illinois Supreme Court upholds the state's pension overhaul law.

The pension legislation was signed into law by Quinn in 2013.  It was designed to help reduce a $111 billion shortfall in Illinois' pension systems.

Officials say Quinn collects pension benefits totaling $11,396 a month, or about $137,000 a year, earned during his time as state treasurer, lieutenant governor, and governor.  Quinn began collecting the pension benefits January 13, one day after Governor Bruce Rauner was sworn in.

The Illinois Supreme Court will hear this case in March.

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