Category Archives: salary cap

When Is The Superintendent’s Trial ?


Former Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie, whose federal fraud trial was postponed last fall and has yet to be rescheduled, draws more than $900 daily in pension income as he awaits his day in court. The 81-year-old … Continue reading

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Illinois Teacher Pension Costs Continue to Soar After the Current General Assembly Session to Placate the Unions At Taxpayer Costs


Sen. Jim Oberweis compromise plan ignored as teacher pension spiking provision slips through State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) believed he had a gentleman’s agreement with his Democratic counterparts to keep a cap in place that prevented teachers from spiking … Continue reading

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Illinois’ Reckless $45 Billion Capital Spending Binge


When Governor Pritzker announced a $41.5 billion capital spending plan a couple weeks ago we thought it was surely just a pie-in-the-sky first offer – that economic realities and unpopular tax hikes needed to fund so massive a plan would … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field !!!


April 23, 1914………Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field), opens for the first time, with the Chicago Federals as the first tenants. The Federals are part of the upstart Federal League, the 3rd Major League. The Federals will remain in Weeghman Park for … 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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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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Spending bill could quash Minor League Baseball players’ wage claims


I really hope fans get as upset by this proposed legislature, which would keep minor leaguers’ salaries from increasing, as they did about the new MiLB extra-inning rules. A massive government spending bill that Congress is expected to consider this … Continue reading

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