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Proft and Lindall Debate Pensions on Fox

Libertarian super villain Dan Proft and union fat cat Anders Lindall lock horns on public employee pensions.

Dan Proft, Anders Lindall Debate Illinois State Worker Pension Reform: MyFoxCHICAGO.com

 
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linda dvorak / May 16, 2012 9:07 PM

I am a retired person from Northern Illinois University DeKalb Il. How come Govt Quinn doesn't ever talk about getting rid of the people that NIU hires such as tempt jobs and the retirees that go back to work 900 hours off 30 days and then back for 900 hours. those people take up alot of jobs and they don't pay anything in to the pensions nor do they have to pay any social security. All departments are doing it and they do it to save money for their departments but by hiring these people in that capacity pension money is not be paid in and everybody knows all the money that has been taken out to run the state is not being put back in on the beginning end. There are alot of other ways that NIU could get back money into the pensions that we have all paid into. However Mr. Quinn doesn't doesn't seem to want answers to the obvious!

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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