If you want to know what the TRS thinks about the Pension Crisis they have a Issues and Answer page.
Illinois Pension Problem is “Unfixable” – Civic Committee of Chicago StatementBetter Government Association Report on TRS Investment Fees – April 18, 2012
Crain’s Chicago Business Story on Dec. 19, 2011
“Pensions vs. Schools” – Illinois Policy Institute Study
Private Organization Employees in TRS
Criminal Trial of William F. Cellini, Sr.
School Districts “Picking Up” Members’ TRS Contributions
Pew Center on the States 2011 Pension Report “Widening the Gap”
Chicago Tribune Article on March 23, 2011
“Illinois is Broke” Video on Teacher Pensions
Once you are done reading through the hype and spin, you can learn the facts with Bill Zettler’s book, Illinois Pension Scam.