The Illinois legislature is now and has been for years considering pension reform. The citizens of this state should understand pension reform in Illinois will just mean a shifting of the tax burden for pensions to local taxing bodies. For example, local college districts and school districts will be responsible for paying the pensions of their employees. If you think your real estate taxes are high now, wait till they get done in Springfield. A 10 to 20% increase in your property tax bill would not be a surprise!