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Pension Presentation at the University of Illinois

April 25, 2012

By IRSI

On April 24, 2012, Amanda gave a presentation at the University of Illinois about the state retirement systems. The event was hosted by the Campus Faculty Association.

The following are links to media coverage of the event:

http://wicd15.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/vid_5138.shtml

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/education/2012-04-24/forum-focus-governors-latest-pension-plans.html

http://www.dailyillini.com/index.php/article/2012/04/ymca_holds_forum_to_discuss_quinns_pension_program_plan

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