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Cook County Property Taxes Increase to Pay Government Pension Millionaires

Cook County Property Taxes Increase to Pay Government Pension Millionaires

View as a PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its study of the Cook County Pension Fund (CCPF) top government pensions. “There are 276 Crook County pensioners getting over...

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...

News Radio 960 KZIM | Morning News Watch with Faune Riggin

Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, appeared on News Radio 960 KZIM to discuss Illinois’ pension problem, along with proposed cigarette tax increases. To listen, click on the player below. [audio:http://www.taxpayersunitedofamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/NewsRadio960kzim.mp3|titles=Jim Tobin on News Radio...

Police Pay and Benefits Higher Than More Dangerous Jobs

View as PDF CHICAGO—Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics do not support the perception that police officers have very high-risk jobs, or that there is a “war on cops,” according to Jim Tobin,...