Journal-Standard | “Tax fighting” organization shines spotlight on Stephenson County pension payouts

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Journal-Standard | “Tax fighting” organization shines spotlight on Stephenson County pension payoutsIllinois Press, Press

by admin on August 21, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Stephenson County, Illinois, is featured in this article from Journal-Standard.com. FREEPORT — A retired local teacher stands to collect $4.2 million over the course of his lifetime pension payout, according to Chicago-based organization Taxpayers United of America. The group held a press conference Wednesday at the Freeport Hampton Inn at which …

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MyStateline.com | Taxpayer Group Says Stephenson County Pension Burden is Unsustainable

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MyStateline.com | Taxpayer Group Says Stephenson County Pension Burden is UnsustainableIllinois Press, Press

by admin on August 21, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Stephenson County, Illinois, is featured in this article from MyStateline.com. FREEPORT — A taxpayer watchdog group says high pension payouts are draining government coffers and are at risk of insolvency. The group ‘Taxpayers United of America’ held a news conference to release the results of a new study of the pensioners …

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Niles-Morton Grove Patch | 50 Retired School Superintendents with the Fattest Pensions in Illinois

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Niles-Morton Grove Patch | 50 Retired School Superintendents with the Fattest Pensions in IllinoisIllinois Press, Press

by admin on July 17, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s annual study of the top Illinois pensioners was featured in this article from the Niles-Morton Grove Patch. School superintendents make a lot of money, and consequently make a lot with their pensions. Here are the 50 who make the most. As you’d probably expect, a good chunk of individuals receiving the fattest Illinois pensions …

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ABC 7 Chicago | Temporary tax increase not so temporary?

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ABC 7 Chicago | Temporary tax increase not so temporary?Illinois Press, Press

by admin on May 28, 2014 with 1 comment

TUA President Jim Tobin was featured in a story from ABC 7 Chicago about Illinois’ “temporary” tax increase. To see the video, click on the image below, or go to the ABC 7 website here. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) — Illinois lawmakers will apparently balance next year’s budget without the state’s temporary income tax increase. The …

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CBS Chicago | Taxpayer Group: 11,000 State Retirees Get Six-Figure Pensions

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CBS Chicago | Taxpayer Group: 11,000 State Retirees Get Six-Figure PensionsIllinois Press, Press

by admin on April 30, 2014 with 1 comment

TUA’s annual study of the top Illinois pensioners was featured on CBS Chicago WBBM Newsradio. To listen to the story, click on the player below. CHICAGO (CBS) – A taxpayer group that monitors the state’s pension problems said there are more retired state workers than ever drawing pensions of more than $100,000 per year. Taxpayers …

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WMBD CBS Channel 31 Peoria | Anti-Tax Group Suggests Pension Reforms

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WMBD CBS Channel 31 Peoria | Anti-Tax Group Suggests Pension ReformsIllinois Press, Press

by admin on April 23, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Peoria, Illinois, is featured in this news story from WMBD CBS Channel 31 Peoria. PEORIA – A group called Taxpayers United of America called out lawmakers at a news conference Tuesday for the state’s massive pension mess. Leaders are suggesting a plan that would put more responsibility on government employees. The …

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HOI 19 News | Taxpayer group criticizes Illinois pension reform

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HOI 19 News | Taxpayer group criticizes Illinois pension reformIllinois Press, Press

by admin on April 22, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Illinois is featured in this news story from HOI 19 News. PEORIA,IL–The head of one taxpayers group says Illinois residents won’t see any lasting impact from the state’s pension reform. “Taxpayers United of America” President Jim Tobin says despite the so called pension reforms passed last year Illinois government pension liabilities …

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WIFR TV | Survey Shows Local Retiree Pension Numbers

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WIFR TV | Survey Shows Local Retiree Pension NumbersIllinois Press, Press

by admin on April 2, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Winnebago County, Illinois, is featured in this news story from WIFR TV. Watch video of the story here. WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) — The Chicago-based Taxpayers United of America released a survey today of large pension retirees from Winnebago County governments and schools. The list is the latest in examples by the …

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