Civic Committee en Business Group Refuses Comment on Bond Accusation <p>An influential group of business executives is declining to comment on the possibility it helped to lower Illinois' credit rating. But public employees’ unions are calling for an investigation.</p><p>The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago — and one of its leaders, former Illinois Attorney General Ty Fahner — were early leaders of the charge to do something about the state's underfunded pensions.</p><p>Fahner's been one of the most vocal advocates of doing not just something, but something major, to bring down the state's pension costs.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:11:08 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 6361 at