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Monthly Archives: January 2013

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 of one of the country’s largest taxpayer organizations “The government unions are desperate to confuse taxpayers and the news media,” said

Wilmette School District 39 Fails To Provide Evidence That Its April 2011 Referendum Ballot Language "Followed Illinois Law"

View as PDF CONTACT: Herbert Sorock (847) 251-8955 (h) email: h.sorock@gmail.com WILMETTE, IL –Wilmette School District 39 has failed to substantiate its December 3, 2012, claim in a media release that its April 2011 referendum ballot language “correctly followed Illinois law as it existed at that time.” On January 18, 2013, Sorock submitted a written

Daily Herald | Conviction for molesting girl doesn’t stop retired Round Lake Beach cop’s pension

Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in an article from the Daily Herald on a convicted sex offender receiving a taxpayer-funded pension.  Round Lake Beach taxpayers continue to provide a pension to a now-retired police officer who was convicted of molesting a 16-year-old girl while off duty and is on a

Hundreds of DeKalb Government Retirees Become Multi-Millionaires at Taxpayer Expense

View as PDF DeKalb—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of the employees of the City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, DeKalb County government schools, and Northern Illinois University. “Illinois lawmakers continue their abuse of taxpayers by ignoring the number one budgetary problem in the state,” said Jim Tobin,

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