CHICAGO — Just as Chicago’s chief financial officer and local government officials wrapped up a discussion on reining in pension costs at a luncheon hosted by the City Club Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was offering his advice on pension reforms a few blocks away.

Both forums highlighted the growing sense of urgency for action here and they were held on the same day that the Governmental Accounting Standards Board approved new standards for reporting public pension liabilities — rules that could prompt pressures for more reforms.

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