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Top 50 GA Pensions Reveal Million Dollar Payouts As Tax Increase Looms

Top 50 GA Pensions Reveal Million Dollar Payouts As Tax Increase Looms

CHICAGO–Jim Tobin, President of National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI), today released the latest pension study of pension researcher Bill Zettler: the Top Fifty pensions received by former members of the Illinois General Assembly....

Lavish Pensions Of Suburban Cook County Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector

Lavish Pensions Of Suburban Cook County Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector

OAK PARK–A new report by pension researcher Bill Zettler reveals that Suburban Cook County’s retired government employees receive lavish, gold-plated pensions that far exceed actual wages of workers in the private sector. “These government-employee...

Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions Of Kane County Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector

Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions Of Kane County Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector

ST. CHARLES–A new report by pension researcher Bill Zettler reveals that Kane County retired government employees receive lavish, gold-plated pensions that far exceed actual wages of workers in the private sector. “These government-employee pensions...

Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions Of DuPage County Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector

Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions Of DuPage County Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector

GLEN ELLYN–A new report by pension researcher Bill Zettler reveals that DuPage County retired government employees receive lavish, gold-plated pensions that far exceed actual wages of workers in the private sector. “These government-employee pensions...

Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions Of Rockford-Area Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector

Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions Of Rockford-Area Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector

ROCKFORD–A new report by pension researcher Bill Zettler reveals that retired government employees in Winnebago County receive lavish, gold-plated pensions that far exceed actual wages of workers in the private sector. “These government-employee pensions...

Taxpayers Beware: 67% State Income Tax Increase And New Sales Taxes Are Waiting In The Wings

Taxpayers Beware: 67% State Income Tax Increase And New Sales Taxes Are Waiting In The Wings

CHICAGO–The President of Illinois’ largest taxpayer organization today issued a warning to Illinois Taxpayers that they are frighteningly close to being socked with a 67% increase in their state income tax, and a hike...

Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions Of Champaign-Area Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector

Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions Of Champaign-Area Retired Government Employees Far Exceed Wages Of Workers In Private Sector

CHAMPAIGN–A new report by pension researcher Bill Zettler reveals that retired government employees in the Champaign area receive lavish, gold-plated pensions that far exceed actual wages of workers in the private sector. “These government-employee...

Peoria-Area Gov't Retirees Enjoy Sky-High Pensions

Peoria-Area Gov't Retirees Enjoy Sky-High Pensions

PEORIA—Many Peoria-area government retirees received over $100,000 in pension benefits, according to pension researcher, Bill Zettler. This is one of many reports prepared by Zettler over the past nine years on Illinois Government Pensions. “The...

Gov. “3-County” Quinn Has No Mandate To Raise Taxes

Gov. “3-County” Quinn Has No Mandate To Raise Taxes

CHICAGO–Gov. Patrick Quinn (D) has no mandate whatsoever to raise the state income tax according to Jim Tobin, President of National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI), despite Quinn’s claim on Nov. 8 that “I...

4,352 Illinois Government Retirees Receiving Pensions Over $100,000; A 20% Increase From FY2009

4,352 Illinois Government Retirees Receiving Pensions Over $100,000; A 20% Increase From FY2009

          CHICAGO—4,352 retired Illinois government retirees received over $100,000 in pension benefits for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, according to pension researcher, Bill Zettler. This is the 9th annual report by Zettler on...