Category: Illinois

200 ADDITIONAL IL STATE POLICE WILL COST TAXPAYERS $1.5 BILLION

200 ADDITIONAL IL STATE POLICE WILL COST TAXPAYERS $1.5 BILLION

View as PDF CHICAGO—Ill. Gov. Patrick Quinn’s proposal to add roughly 200 additional state police will cost Illinois taxpayers $1.5 billion, conservatively, over the troopers’ expected lifetime—a cost the bankrupt state and battered taxpayers can’t...

Freeze Hiring Until Pension Reforms are Implemented

Freeze Hiring Until Pension Reforms are Implemented

view as a PDF CHICAGO – The President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today called for a freeze of all Illinois government-employee hiring until pension reforms are implemented. “Our most recent government pension...

WBBM Exclusive – Illinois’ Cushiest Government Pension Deal

WBBM Exclusive – Illinois’ Cushiest Government Pension Deal

View as PDF Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) will discuss with Pam Zekman exclusively, the ‘Cushiest Illinois Government Pension Deal’. 10:00 p.m. news on Channel 2 WBBM TV Today, Monday,...

Just another $10 Million Government Pension

View as PDF CHICAGO —All across the country, millions of government pensioners are contract-bound to receive lifetime pension payouts, each in the millions of dollars, along with taxpayer- funded, premium healthcare insurance, according to...

LaSalle County Largesse Crushing Taxpayers

LaSalle County Largesse Crushing Taxpayers

View Release as PDF Ottawa, IL —Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension and salary study of the employees of LaSalle County government employees, LaSalle County government teachers,...

Quinn, Cullerton & Madigan Fail – Kane and Kendall County Taxpayers Crushed by Hundreds of Pension Millionaires

Quinn, Cullerton & Madigan Fail – Kane and Kendall County Taxpayers Crushed by Hundreds of Pension Millionaires

View Release as PDF Aurora—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of the employees of the Cities of Aurora and Yorkville, Kane and Kendall Counties, Kane and...

Jim Tobin Talks About Pensions and the Illinois State Financial Crisis

Jim Tobin Talks About Pensions and the Illinois State Financial Crisis

View Release as PDF Chicago – Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) will be a guest on Truth Talk Radio with Bailey and Binsner on WEFT 90.1 on Wednesday, March 6,...

Chicago Police Sergeants Wise to Reform Pensions

Chicago Police Sergeants Wise to Reform Pensions

View Release as PDF CHICAGO—The Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association is to be commended for its realistic appraisal of the crisis in state and local pensions, and for its sensible decision to embrace a pension-reform...

Hundreds of Bloomington – Normal Government Retirees Become Pension Millionaires at Taxpayer Expense

Hundreds of Bloomington – Normal Government Retirees Become Pension Millionaires at Taxpayer Expense

View Release as PDF Bloomington—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of the employees of the Cities of Bloomington and Normal, McLean County, McLean County government schools,...

Myths About Average Government Pension$ Debunked

Myths About Average Government Pension$ Debunked

View Release as PDF CHICAGO—Illinois politicians and government union bosses are trying to deflect criticism of their lavish, gold-plated pensions by throwing out a deceptive “average” pension figure of $30,000, according to the president...