• Reminders

  • HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings listed below. Meetings start at 9:30 AM. All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions. Dates as follows:

    • February 17: Zoom, 9:30-11 AM
    • March (TBD)
    • April 28 (TBD)
    • May 12 (TBD)
    • June 23 (TBD)
  • For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA's central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 

IEA Counsel Mitch Roth Describes Pension Lawsuit

From: Roth, Mitch
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:17 PM
Subject: Pension Lawsuit Decision to Issue Tomorrow at 2

            Today, a hearing was held in Sangamon County Circuit Court in the Pension lawsuit on our motion that the State constitution’s pension clause does not permit the State to impair or diminish pension benefits under any circumstances.  The judge will issue his written decision tomorrow at 2.  If the judge rules in our favor, he will be deciding that SB 1 is unconstitutional.  Even if he rules against our motion, it won’t mean that he is ruling that SB 1 is constitutional.  It will only mean that he wants to hear evidence on the State’s claim that in severe financial circumstances, it can diminish pension rights.  Once he hears that evidence, he could very well still decide that the law is unconstitutional because the State hasn’t made the case that the situation is so dire that it can abrogate pension benefits.  We will keep you posted.

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