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Six former library employees have taken home more than $1 million in pension benefits

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 15, 2018

Large pension payouts in the face of flat incomes for taxpayers raise questions of fairness.

Why your property tax bill is so high and how to fix it

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 7, 2018

Less than 50 cents of every additional property tax dollar over the last 20 years went to pay for services that raise home values. Instead, the primary driver of the rise in property taxes was pension costs.

Transparency group finds pay spiking practices continue to cost taxpayers in Illinois

By Cole Lauterbach, Illinois News Network | Mar 8, 2018

A new report of Illinois public employee pay by government transparency advocate Open the Books shows 144 local government employees in the state making more than $190,000, out-earning every governor.

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