It looks like the legislature is about to make its move to change pensions for active employees. The IEA just reported that House Republican Tom Cross has filed pension language for SB512.
Now would be the time to contact your local legislators and let them know what you think about these proposed changes. The IEA is offering a contact form or you can call them directly at their offices:
List of Illinois Senators — Senator David S. Luechtefeld is the Senator for the 58th district, which includes SIUC and Carbondale
List of Illinois Representatives — Representative Mike Bost is the Representative for the 118th district, which includes SIUC and Carbondale
If you live outside of those districts, please make sure to contact your own Senators and Representatives and identify yourself as their constituent!
I also hope with severe weather incoming that everyone is also taking necessary precautions and being safe. If you are not sure you have a safe place to go, WSIL has a list of regional storm shelters I urge you all to take a look at.