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Must Reads

Pension Terminations Related To Felony Convictions Rare

October 10, 2016
Narrow criteria required to terminate public pensions have led to just eight such forfeitures for corrupt former city workers since 2006 at the city’s largest pension fund for municipal workers.

Ex-Legislator Sandack Told Cops He Wired Money To Philippines In Extortion Scheme

September 16, 2016
Downers Grove police say case is closed on former Republican lawmaker who quit office in July. Incident stemmed from Facebook and Skype interactions with a woman.

Board Moves To Yank Pension Of Convicted Ex-City Official In Redflex Scandal

September 1, 2016
John Bills Jr. was sentenced to 10 years in prison in August for taking bribes in traffic camera scheme.
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