Protesters rallied in Naperville earlier this year to voice opposition to proposed cuts in teacher pensions.
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Lawmakers are getting set to debate teachers’ and state workers’ retirements once again, but a consultant warned that 2010 benefit cuts for newly hired teachers and state employees could qualify those workers for Social Security at some point, which would prove costly to the state. “This is something that we need to watch,” the Teachers Retirement System spokesman said.