10/22/2013 12:53 pm ET Updated Dec 22, 2013

Yes, It's a Crisis


Senate President John Cullerton has made quite a stir with his statement Sunday that Illinois' pension problem doesn't rise to the level of being a "crisis." This contrasts with a statement he made a year ago that characterized the pension crisis as just that. That's among our Top 10 reasons why Illinois is, indeed, in the grip of a pension crisis that threatens education, social services, public safety and every other area of public life. Our Top 10 list is here.