Government School Employees and Retirees of Wilmette SD 39 Revel at Taxpayer Expense

WILMETTE–A new report by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that many government school employees and retirees of Wilmette School District 39 receive lavish, gold-plated salaries and pensions that far exceed average annual wages of workers in the private sector.
“These outrageous government-employee pensions are bankrupting the state,” said Jim Tobin, President of TUA. “Springfield House and Senate Democrats just temporarily raised the state personal income tax 67%, all $6.8 billion taxpayer dollars of which is being used to fund the state’s lavish retired government employee pension programs.” Read more

Christina Tobin to Work With Oak Park Elem. Dist. 97 Activists to Kill Proposed Tax Hike

Christina M. Tobin, Free and Equal CEO and Vice President of National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI), will be working with Oak Park activist Noel Kuriakos of the Citizens Alliance of Oak Park and other activists all weekend and on Monday to oppose the proposed Dist. 97 property tax increase on the Tuesday, April 5, tax increase ballot.
“We will be passing out Vote No flyers and talking with Oak Park residents all day Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday” said Tobin. “I have a personal stake in this, as I will be moving to Oak Park in the near future and oppose increasing property taxes to fund the outrageous, lavish gold-plated salaries and benefits Dist. 97 teachers and administrators are getting.”
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Extravagant Pensions of Jo Daviess County Gov't Retirees Surpass Private Sector Wages

JO DAVIESS COUNTY- The sky-high pensions of Jo Daviess County’s retired government employees exceed the wages of those in the private sector.

Those receiving the largest annual pensions are retired government-school educators. At $108,569 a year, Dennis Dunton (Galena USD 120) tops the list, making $9,047 a month. Coming in second is David Wongstrom (River Ridge CUSD 210) with an annual pension of $105,298, which comes out to $8,775 a month.

Click the links below to view the full list.

Click here to view Jo Daviess top Teacher Retirement System pensions
Click here to view Jo Daviess top IMRF pensions