An email arrived from the Better Government Association’s Andy Shaw.
It announces the unveiling of its data base of state and local governmental pensions.
“We’ve updated the BGA Payroll Database of 500,000 government workers with 2012 numbers and, for the first time, we’ve compiled the BGA Pension Database, which contains searchable information on 400,000 retirees from the largest public-sector pension funds in Illinois. ”
Type in a person’s last name and find the pension.
I tried it for myself and got lots of hits for “Skinner,” but none whose first name was “Cal.”
Then I went to the part that allows searches by pension type, found “Judges/Legislators” and typed in “Skinner.”
And there is was, as you can see below:
It does not have non-Chicago police and firefighters yet.