City Employee Unions rally against pension cuts

By WEEK Reporter

February 20, 2014 Updated Feb 20, 2014 at 1:56 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago City Employee Union Members crowded into the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday to rally against pension cuts.

Chicago union members don't want the General Assembly to make changes to the pensions of Chicago teachers, police officers and firefighters.

The General Assembly has already been approved pension reform for state employees.

Chicago's Civic Federation says without reform, Chicago's property taxes could rise dramatically in the next year.

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the state to act quickly to change the Chicago municipal pension system.

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