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Illinois Pension Debts are Over $500 Billion Governor Candidates and Wirepoints Press Conference


Illinois just reached an alarming milestone: each Illinois household is now on the hook for, on average, $110,000 in government-worker retirement debts. That figure is the result of dividing Illinois’ $530 billion in state and local retirement shortfalls among the state’s 4.9 million households. In 2019, the burden was $90,000 per household.

Wirepoints hosted a virtual press conference with four of Illinois’ gubernatorial candidates to highlight the pension issue. Governor Pritzker was also invited.

Ted Dabrowski, Wirepoints President – 00:30
Darren Bailey – 11:13
Gary Rabine – 16:13
Paul Schimpf – 20:57
Jesse Sullivan – 26:27

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