Tom Cross works to give Rahm Emanuel control over public pension funds


City employee union leaders reacted furiously Thursday to a new bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would give Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle control over public employee pension funds.


House Republican Leader Tom Cross of Oswego is leading the effort to dissolve the city and county worker pension boards and alter the balance of power by allowing Emanuel and Preckwinkle to appoint a majority of new board members.


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