Category Archives: Illinois Pensions

Illinois Faces 5th Year Of An Increasing Population Decline


Illinoisans received their 5th consecutive year of bad news at the end of 2018, with U.S. Census Bureau data showing the state suffered a record fifth year of worsening population decline. New census data released April 18 show that for … Continue reading

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Illinois School Administrator Salaries Highest in the US


Too often the school board announces cuts that directly affects the children, but honestly a good look would be at the high priced administrators. This is a local school board issue, not a state issue, but top heavy administration is … Continue reading

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Six Socialists on Chicago City Council


Six Socialists on Chicago City Council “Chicago will soon have more socialist City Council members than any major U.S. city in modern history,” said CDSA co-chairs Lucie Macias and Leonard Pierce in a Wednesday op-ed for the Chicago Tribune. Of … Continue reading

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The governor’s office issued a concerning response to a simple request for the numbers backing up his “fair tax” proposal.


More than a week after claiming his income tax proposal would raise $3.4 billion in new revenue, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office now claims it can’t find the math used to calculate that number. This doesn’t inspire confidence in the governor’s … Continue reading

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Michael J. Madigan Secret Deposition


      This is an interesting read:   https://www.scribd.com/document/398670302/Madigan-Michael-J-PDF-Condensed     Chicago’s most powerful alderman is out on bond. A yearslong federal investigation brought forth one count of attempted extortion for Ald. Ed Burke in January. But reports this … Continue reading

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Leaving Legislature lucrative for Ed Burke brother now drawing $160K in pensions


Chicago and Illinois taxpayers are still supporting ex-state Rep. Dan Burke. Despite losing a reelection bid last year, the brother of Ald. Edward M. Burke gets two taxpayer-subsidized pensions — expected to pay him a total this year of nearly … Continue reading

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Interesting Position: Teachers union seeks 5 percent raises, says ‘rich people’ will pay for them


Teachers union seeks 5 percent raises, says ‘rich people’ will pay for them. Chicago Teachers Union leaders on Tuesday submitted their first contract proposals — including 5-percent pay raises — to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, though most negotiations are expected … Continue reading

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The Property Tax Appeal Game in Cook County


The property-tax-assessment process in Cook County is convoluted by design. But here’s how it works in simple terms: First, the Cook County Assessor’s Office assesses the value of every property in the county. The value of any given property is … Continue reading

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Local Governments’ Alarming Capital Spending Ratios — Strong Towns


There are many ways for state and local governments to run hidden deficits, one of which is deferred maintenance. But it turns out there is a way to measure the extent to which local governments kick the maintenance can down … Continue reading

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Illinois Has Lost Governnmental Review By Newspapers


America’s newspapers are vanishing, with Illinois losing more than most twitter.com/ilwatchdog/status/1055445139395620864

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