CHICAGO – Legislative backers of Chicago's funding overhaul of its municipal and laborers' pension funds expect a vote in the final days of the General Assembly's veto session after dropping language from the bill that would have subordinated pension contributions to bond repayment.

The latest version of the legislation in the form of amendment four to Senate Bill 2437 was submitted Monday by the pension bill's sponsor State Rep. Barbara Flynn Curie, D-Chicago. The amendment alters the revised bill submitted in amendment three on Nov. 14 at the start of the legislature's annual veto session. It received a hearing Tuesday afternoon by the House Personnel and Pensions Committee and was approved, but the legislation hit a new snag.

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