2 teacher union lobbyists pulled this off in Illinois (surprise).
How is this not a criminal offense? This is just blatant theft from the taxpayers of Illinois.
The pensions for Illinois teachers can be ridiculously expensive and they need to be reformed in a big way but at least most of the people collecting the pensions showed up for work for a few years.
I’m getting pretty sick of “The Chicago Way.” It’s terrible.
A couple of weeks ago, we spotted Preckwinkle and Piccioli within a long list of 30 state retirees from the Illinois Federation of Teachers (private sector teachers union). Sure enough, in 2014, Piccioli is receiving $30,564 and Preckwinkle $37,416 pensions (click here for their life expectancy pension payouts of nearly $1 million each). The experience was a bit overwhelming, even for our seasoned team of forensic investigators.