Illinois pension contributions and the repayment of pension-related debt will rise by $562 million in fiscal 2012 to $6.4 billion, according to an audit from state auditor general William Holland.

That figure is up from $5.8 billion owed in the current fiscal year, which runs through June 30. The $6.4 billion includes a $4.8 billion payment to the state’s five pension funds and $1.6 billion for debt service.

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