Category: Illinois Press

Illinois Policy Institute | Illinois’ state government pension crisis and the top 100 pensioners

Illinois Policy Institute | Illinois’ state government pension crisis and the top 100 pensioners

Findings from TUA’s Illinois pension project are featured at the Illinois Policy Institute website. Illinois’ current unfunded state government pension liabilities total approximately $200 billion under Moody’s Investors Service’s new methodology. The Illinois Policy...

My Suburban Life | Tax reform advocate group protests DuPage County stormwater bill

My Suburban Life | Tax reform advocate group protests DuPage County stormwater bill

TUA’s commentary on a new “rain tax” in DuPage County was featured in an article at My Suburban Life. The president of Taxpayers United of America called upon DuPage County taxpayers Tuesday to protest the...

Chicago Tribune | New law allows DuPage to shrink government

Chicago Tribune | New law allows DuPage to shrink government

Rae Ann McNeilly, Executive Director of Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune on legislation allowing DuPage County to consolidate government. How many government officials does it take to change a...

The Globe and Mail | Pension liabilities drive America’s cities to their knees

The Globe and Mail | Pension liabilities drive America’s cities to their knees

TUA’s study on Chicago police pensions was referenced in an article at The Globe and Mail. It turns out Jane Jacobs was wrong. Rationalist urban planners weren’t the worst thing that ever happened to...

Chicago Now | Kelly responds to Illinois Policy Institute's John Tillman on school choice

Chicago Now | Kelly responds to Illinois Policy Institute's John Tillman on school choice

Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, was mentioned in the following article by William Kelly at Chicago Now. Chicago, Illinois, June 24, 2013 – I read with some interest “The Fight for...

Palatine Patch | Study: Former Palatine Employees Among Top Illinois Pensioners

Palatine Patch | Study: Former Palatine Employees Among Top Illinois Pensioners

Findings from TUA’s Illinois pension project are featured in this story from the Palatine Patch. Two former District 15 employees and one former District 211 employee made the Taxpayers United of America list of...

Northwest Herald | Schaumburg: Here's why pensions need fixing

Northwest Herald | Schaumburg: Here's why pensions need fixing

Findings from TUA’s Illinois pension project are featured in this story from the Northwest Herald. The public pension news this week didn’t originate out of Springfield, where lawmakers wasted another week without passing real...