Biss to Host Pension Forum Tonight

Rep. Daniel Biss will hold a dialogue, 'The Long Road to Pension Reform: What is ‘Cost Shift’ and Why Does It Matter?', at Skokie's Temple Beth Israel in Skokie at 7 p.m. Legislators return to Springfield Aug. 17 for a special pension reform session.

Among the many hotly debated topics in Springfield, legislators will attempt to reach consensus on pension reform tomorow at a special session scheduled by Gov. Quinn. 

Tonight, State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) will hold a public forum to discuss the issues. Titled "The Long Road to Pension Reform: What is 'Cost Shift' and Why Does it Matter?", the community dilaogue is the most recent in a series of public forums hosted by Biss and is open to all. 

The forum was originally scheduled at but to accomodate mass interest from the community, the event will now be held at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, 3601 W. Dempster. 

Guest speakers include Erika Lindley, executive director of ED-RED; Dick Ingram, executive director of the Teachers’ Retirement System; and Louis Kosiba, executive director of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Changes in pension reform legislation could mean more dollars paid out of tax payer pockets to cover pension costs for educators like Hill. 

According to the Tenth Dems website, participants can expect an "informative and lively discussion."

Will you attend the forum? If you could participate in Thursday's Illinois General Assembly discussion on the topic, what would you share with legislators? Share with us in the comments.

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