The Bloomington City Council remains reluctant to change city policies for sick leave buyback. Aldermen voted in favor of a resolution to have staff look into the issue further, but have not made any adjustments to the rules that are currently in place for grandfathered employees.
Alderwoman Amelia Buragas said deciding on the issue now would be difficult.
Bloomington could face a legal battle if their policies are changed. That's based on a section of the Illinois Constitution that states pension benefits provided by the city cannot be "diminished or impaired."
The City of Springfield faces lawsuits with its employees over changes in vacation pay. The decision on those cases could affect Bloomington's policy changes or lack of policy changes.