CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel scored a major legislative victory with the state House's overwhelming bipartisan approval of legislation designed to stave off looming insolvency for two of the city's pension funds with a big infusion of city taxpayer dollars.

The House approved the measure in a 91-16 vote Thursday, the final day of the legislature's annual fall veto session. After intense lobbying in an effort to build up a vote big enough to overcome a potential veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democrats were joined by some Republicans in supporting Senate Bill 2437.

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