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The “Big Dog” Report- Top Illinois Local Salaries

For the Good of IllinoisSubscriber Email
May 9th, 2012

Today, we just made OpenTheBooks.com even better… 

Now, all federal salaries of Illinois based employees are posted online. Plus, all local, municipal & state salaries and pensions are updated through 2011.

Are they public servants or an elite bureaucracy?  You decide.
*  The average federal employee is paid $80,889 in base salary alone. 60,000 federal employee salaries including post office are now online.    

 *  57 managers of our villages and cities out-earn every governor of the 50 states. The highest paid is the village manager of Grayslake at $259,252!
 In Palatine, the village manager took a 22% salary cut saving taxpayers $55,000. But, he’s still earning over $200,000

 *  In 2011, the top municipal paycheck goes to the Village Attorney in Bellwood, $340,000 ($186,400 in 2010).

Other highly compensated bureaucrats include: the Lyons Township School District Treasurer makes $295,703 ($163,700 in 2010). Manage the Champaign County Mass Transit for $280,000 ($216,500 in 2010).

Occupying our state pension systems, private employers like the Illinois Municipal League, Park District Risk Management Agency, & Illinois Association of Park Districts have three of the top eight highest salaries.  You’re on the hook for millions in pensions.

It’s legal corruption.

What will you find at OpenTheBooks.com?

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Bruno Behrend
Executive Director | For The Good of Illinois

Adam Andrzejewski
Founder | Past President

Hank Kruse
Chairman | For The Good of Illinois  

PS  Soon we’ll have nearly “Every Dime” of all public spending from every level of Illinois government…  please help by investing $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500 today.

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