Pensions & Salaries

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Big Pensions Just Tiny Part Of Big Pension Mess

May 24, 2017
BGA analysis of new data underscores how chronically bad government policy, not fat pensions, lie at the heart of soaring pension debt now hobbling the state’s and Chicago’s efforts to pay for schools and other critical services.

Legislators Collect Paycheck From Washington, Pension From Illinois

February 23, 2017
Three members of Congress - Peter Roskam, Mike Bost and Jan Schakowsky - collect pensions from their time in Springfield; Cheri Bustos' husband earns a public salary greater than $100,000 while cashing a $67,000 pension.

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.
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