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The Illinois Supreme Court has again sided with public worker retirees, saying retired Chicago Transportation Authority workers have a right to sue the CTA under the Illinois constitution’s so-called pension protection clause for requiring retirees to pay more for their health insurance. However, a majority of justices determined the retirees held such a right only because their health insurance benefits were vested under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement in effect at the time they retired

Comment: Offhand, that “however” seems mighty confusing in light of their earlier rulings.

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