Chicago Pensions and City Council

The recently passed pension reform deal paves the way for big property tax increases. But will aldermen be able to stomach the vote to raise them, or will they defy Mayor Rahm Emanuel and scuttle his pension reform deal? We talk with Ald. John Arena (45th), Ald. Will Burns (4th) and Ald. George Cardenas (12th).

Read an article about a potential property tax hike windfall and watch a video of Illinois lawmakers discussing the effect Chicago's reform could have statewide. And view our interactive vote graphics to see how House and Senate members voted on SB 1922.