Illinois is in deep fiscal trouble

“Crony government pension plans are killing the state.

(From Wirepoints.org)

For the state, about 25% of revenue now goes towards pensions and other debt, but that would jump to over 50% if proper amounts were being paid. For Chicago, about 34% of revenue is already being consumed by those payments but doing it right would take over 60%.”

https://www.ac2news.com/2019/04/illinois-is-in-deep-fiscal-trouble/