Political/Government Corruption

Pension Reform Law: Putting Lipstick on a Pig

By Bill Zettler

By Bill Zettler $35 Million Pension on the Horizon. Today we have seen the breathless self congratulatory reporting of so-called “pension reform” in Springfield. Unfortunately for the Illinois taxpayer not much has been accomplished….

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$1 Billion Worth of Pensions

$1 Billion Worth of Pensions

By Bill Zettler

Prepared by Bill Zettler     Bill Zettler is a free-lance writer and consultant specializing in public sector compensation. He can be contacted at this email address. Click here to read more by Mr. Zettler.  

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11 Pension Questions for the Next Governor

By Bill Zettler

By Bill Zettler RE: Retirement Benefits for State Employees vs. Non-state Employees. NOTE: 320,000 of Illinois 6.5 million workers (5%) are eligible for state pension and retiree health care. Why can 5% of Illinois…

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Top 100 Teacher Salaries 2009

Top 100 Teacher Salaries 2009

By Bill Zettler

Prepared By Bill Zettler Bill Zettler is a free-lance writer and consultant specializing in public sector compensation. He can be contacted at this email address. Click here to read more by Mr. Zettler.  

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The coming crash for state pensioners

By John Biver

Economic reality will sooner or later be forced upon Illinois state pensioners. I’ve been reading articles about the public employee pension crisis for well over a decade, and now that the rest of the economy has tanked, the issue is finally getting serious attention.

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