The Daily Herald’s Jack Griffin continues its look at how much locally elected officials get paid.
The latest comparison is for pensions for collar county board members.
You may remember my previous praise for a previous McHenry County Board whose members withstood the entreaties of countywide elected officials to opt into a special elected county official pension program that would treat them as well as state legislators are. (Most readers will remember I am one of those retired state legislators receiving a generous pension for which I thank you again. See here for details.)
In any event, because the McHenry County Board did not vote to participate in that pension program, local property taxpayers are being taxed to pay for county board member pensions in the $3,000 range. The pension fund in question, the IMRF or Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is the most well-funded of the major pension funds in Illinois.
In the graphic publishes along with the Daily Herald article.
Winnebago County’s Board abolished its pension program for county board members.