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Retired State Workers Wait After High Court Win
By The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Retired state workers aren't seeing any immediate advantage from an Illinois Supreme Court ruling last week in their favor. The court found that health insurance coverage is a constitutionally protected retirement benefit.
 
Attorney Donald Craven tells the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises ( ) the case is ``clearly not over yet.'' The Springfield
attorney represents a group of state workers.
 
The high court is sending the case back to Sangamon County Circuit Court where a judge will decide how to rule in light of the opinion. Retirees are
challenging a 2012 law allowing the state to collect money from retirees for their state-subsidized health care.
 
Retirees are continuing to see health insurance fees deducted from their pensions. The money is being held in a special account until the case is
resolved.

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Published 01:30 PM, Tuesday Jul. 08, 2014
Updated 03:57 PM, Tuesday Jul. 08, 2014

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