As lawmakers are returning to Springfield Tuesday for the second half of their fall Veto Session, several pieces of high-profile legislation been placed on the back burner amid a widespread federal corruption probe that appears to touch marquee programs like infrastructure and gambling expansion.

But even as lawmakers’ anxiety looms, support is still high for a proposal to partially consolidate Illinois 649 suburban and downstate public safety pension funds into two statewide funds, one serving police and one serving firefighters.

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