Status of Local Pension Funding Fiscal Year 2005: An Evaluation of Ten Local Pension Funds in Cook County

February 16, 2007

This report provides a trend analysis of indicators that measure the financial health and performance of ten major local government pension funds from 1997 to 2005. It finds a combined 16.5 billion dollars in unfunded liabilities for the ten funds, and makes numerous recommendations on legislative actions that should be taken to slow the downward spiral of pension underfunding.