Category Archives: Illinois Pensions

The Nine Lives of Berrio’s May Be Up


  The Cook County Tax Assessors Office has drawn the attention of candidates running for Illinois governor with at least one, Democrat Chris Kennedy, calling for Berrios to step down. It’s a sticky situation for Democrats who’ve been egregiously quiet. … Continue reading

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Can Illinois Governor Rauner Be Re-Elected ?


Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner lost an unprecedented battle with the “Springfield insiders” he once campaigned to dethrone when lawmakers approved a budget deal and $5 billion tax hike over his objections, and without the pro-business reforms the Republican promised for … Continue reading

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Local School Districts Have To Now Pay Some Additional Teacher Pension Costs


In conjunction with this week’s passage of a state budget for fiscal year 2018, the Illinois General Assembly approved a new law that significantly changes the Illinois Pension Code by creating an optional “Tier III” benefit structure and changing the … Continue reading

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Leyden High School District 212 Has Embarked on “the beginning of a historic construction project” Paid for By the Leyden Taxpayers


On May 18th, a ground breaking was held for the construction and renovation project at West Leyden, with additional construction and renovation projects planned for East Leyden. You can follow the construction projects at : East Leyden :     … Continue reading

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Leyden and Norwood Park Townships Need To Seriously Consider School District Consolidation 


One of the maddening aspects of the state’s ongoing financial crisis is that some obvious long-term solutions are rarely considered. One solution to the massive tax collections by state and local government is to reduce the number of local governments. … Continue reading

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Is Leyden High School SD 212 Achieving Its Transparency Goal ?


In a democracy it is especially important that citizens have access to information so they can actively participate in government and make good choices on Election Day;  at Leyden School District 212, transparency is the best way to promote #leydenpride … Continue reading

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Northern Illinois Hiring Practices and Expenditures Questioned


An Office of Executive Inspector General investigation into Northern Illinois University’s hiring and spending practices has found that President Doug Baker routinely circumvented state laws and regulations to reward friends and associates. The report, commissioned after watchdog groups and whistleblowers … Continue reading

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Schiller Park Voters Need Answers Before Election Day


  When will the candidates for the elective offices for the Village of Schiller Park focus on the voter issues? We as voters would like to hear the candidates positions on many issues confronting Schiller Park today.  We need to … Continue reading

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Budget Battle Continues in Springfield 


You’ll recall that the governor campaigned on the idea of raising the income tax a bit (he never really said by how much) and then rolling it all the way back to 3 percent by the end of his first … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Time To Discuss the Consolidation of the Norwood Park Township Grammar Schools(SD79,SD80,SD86)


The word of the week is “consolidation”;  so lets think about consolidation of the three grammar school districts in Norwood Park Township into one grammar school District. A day does not go by that there is some news regarding the … Continue reading

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