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Illinois turns retired state college employees into millionaires. How does your pension compare?

Total up what you expect to receive from your private pension and social security and see if it matches the astonishing rich pensions that the state of Illinois (i.e. taxpayers) gives to its public university employees. There’s a guy who, believe it, is expected to receive a $22.3 million lifetime state sponsored pension. He leads... Read more »

Cook County Property Taxes Increase to Pay Government Pension Millionaires

Fr0m Taxpayers United of America: Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its study of the Cook County Pension Fund (CCPF) top government pensions. “There are 276 Crook County pensioners getting over $100,000 in annual pension payments taking the total for the state over 10,000”, according to TUA president, Jim Tobin. “The average... Read more »

Retired Illinois Judges Raking in Gluttonous Pensions

A press release from Taxpayers United of America deserving posting in its entirety: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Tobin (773) 354-­‐2076 May 29, 2012 (312) 427-­‐5128 Retired Illinois Judges Raking in Gluttonous Pensions CHICAGO-­‐-­‐Retired state and county Illinois judges are enjoying some of the most lavish, gold-­‐plated pensions of all Illinois government-­‐pensioners, according to Jim... Read more »
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Illinois isn't the only state with big pension problems

Check out Iowa’s Taxpayers United of America has the list.

Put a speed camera on every block for all I care

… and among these unalienable rights are life, liberty and driving as fast as we damn well please. Thus, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plans to install cameras on some city streets to nail speeders has provoked bellyaching by drivers who claim some sort of right to race past schools and parks. I suppose if you pinned them... Read more »

Retired CPS teachers getting huge pensions from small contributions

If you thought that only school administrators got those big pensions, you should read this.  CHICAGO — A list released by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) of the Top 100 pensions of retired Chicago Public School teachers shows that many of these retired teachers have already collected huge amounts of cash compared with their relatively... Read more »
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Some great questions about that 90% hike of Illinois tolls

The Illinois Tollway Highway Authority is likely this week to approve a 90 percent increase in tolls for its Northeastern Illinois network of highways. This, of course, is nonsense because the reason for the increase is political payoff for suburban legislators that caved in to O’Hare Airport Expansion. They now can crow that got the... Read more »
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