CHICAGO — Warning that Illinois faces a financial meltdown over its rising pension obligations, a prominent Chicago business group is intensifying its push for pension reform with an advertising campaign aimed at pressuring lawmakers to act during their fall veto session later this month.

The effort includes a media drive involving billboards, videos and television advertising. It is part of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago’s “Pension Reform First” movement, aimed at increasing public and business pressure on lawmakers to act during their six-day veto session. The group first launched a pension campaign known as “Illinois Is Broke” last year.

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