Illinois municipalities are seeing the results of broken pension funds in real time. And it's not just struggling cities either – even North Shore communities like Evanston are feeling the pinch. When will politicians wake up to the realities in front of them? On this installment of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Illinois Policy Marketing Manager Eric Kohn discuss the financial realities Illinois politicians refuse to confront and the prospects that might only get worse after the election. They also discuss the Illinois Republican Party's refusal to compete in what could be competitive elections across the state.