SECTION 5. PENSION AND RETIREMENT RIGHTS Membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired. (Source: Illinois Constitution.)Now I wonder why this provision is in the state constitution and can this be found in any other state constitution. Also, now a retired judge is going to argue that health insurance is protected under this provision?
Should be interesting to watch!