Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle On Gov. Rauner’s Comment Regarding Pension Reform for Cook County

June 25, 2015

We appreciate that the Governor has expressed a willingness to support pension reform for Cook County and look forward to working with him and the legislative leaders in passing a bill that meets Cook County’s pension needs. However, given the current degree of uncertainty in Springfield, until the General Assembly actually passes a bill and the Governor signs it, we will continue move forward with our plans to stabilize Cook County’s pension fund.

My job as Cook County Board President is to ensure the County’s future financial stability and the steps we are planning are designed to do just that.