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Madigan: State Won't Raise Retirement Age To 67




    The 70-year-old Speaker of the Illinois House doesn't want to raise the retirement age. 

    Michael Madigan claimed it would be unconstitutional to force current state employees to work to age 67 before collecting full retirement benefits, per a plan set forward by Governor Pat Quinn.

    Madigan, speaking to the Associated Press, said he won't bring it for a vote. Which means its done.

    Madigan also says he wants to phase in a requirement that public school districts share in the cost of teacher pensions.

    The Associate Press/NBCChicago.com