Algonquin Township is in the spotlight (scroll down in linked page) in a recent Open the Books report. The not-for-profit is run by Adam Andrzejewski, a 2010 candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor and one who sought Bruce Rauner’s endorsement for State Comptroller after Judy Barr Topinka died.
You can not complain about Washington, D.C. or your state capitol if you do not take the time to hold your local units of government accountable for their tax and spend decisions. Please use this report as a starting point to begin the process of asking questions and demanding answers of your elected officials. To learn more, go to our website at www.openthebooks.com, or download our award winning mobile app, Open The Books- free for Apple & Droid.
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FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES:
AVERAGE SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT: $15,528 per year
AVERAGE PER PERSON INCOME:
- Champaign County $24,553
- Rock Island County (Quad Cities) $25,071
- Cook County $29,335
- Sangamon County (Springfield) $28,394
- DuPage County $37,849
- St. Clair County (Metro East) $24,770
- Jackson County (Carbondale) $19,294
- Winnebago County (Rockford) $24,008
- Peoria County $28,157
- State of Illinois $28,782
Source: 2010 US Census Data
In the latest fiscal year available at OpenTheBooks.com, the Top 25 SALARIES are displayed below. These salaries represent only “pensionable” salary—the annual amount that figures into the eventual calculation of the employees retirement annuity. These figures are not total cost which includes perks & pension benefits.
|2014||Baldacci Nancy D||$41,395|
|2014||Barnas Michael E||$66,707|
|2014||Cone Bonnie A||$31,388|
|2014||Doubek Brian R||$65,675|
|2014||Greene Ryan T||$62,135|
|2014||Helman Douglas J||$82,820|
|2014||Klemm Dianne L||$66,655|
|2014||Kreklow Judith M||$70,298|
|2014||Kunz Robert R||$84,430|
|2014||Lane Margaret M||$72,287|
|2014||Lee Derek G||$81,910|
|2014||Magana Susan M||$35,231|
|2014||Miller Anna M||$82,403|
|2014||Miller Robert J||$93,318|
|2014||Morrison Daniel A||$28,202|
|2014||Neumann Daniel T||$73,810|
|2014||Petralia Josephine M||$45,332|
|2014||Riess Colleen M||$30,160|
|2014||Sadzeck Pamela R||$37,463|
|2014||Stern Dylan P||$63,260|
|2014||Touhy Carol J||$39,140|
|2014||Vitous Tonya K||$33,270|
|2014||Voss Randall O||$71,496|
There’s also information on total annual salaries and number of employees from 2003 through 2013, plus how much gross salaries have increased compared to the increase in the Consumer Price Index.
That’s 71.31% over the rate of inflation.
Top pensions being paid retired Algonquin Township employees are also provided. You can see them below (listed from highest to lowest) for
- Timothy Shepard
- Michael Barnas
- Marianne Miscinski
- Florence Phillips
- Nancy Campbell
- Robert Vorisek
- Delbert Miller
- Joyce Rudar
- Marc Munaretto
- Gloria Krug
OpenTheBooks.com is the education project of American Transparency- a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization. The mission and vision follow the promise of founder Adam Andrzejewski’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign pledge to post “Every Dime.Online. In Real Time.”” Today, over 1.3 billion lines of public spending are posted from the federal, state and local level across America. The Wall Street Journal published Andrzejewski’s editorial “Track Government Spending on Your Phone. ” Andrzejewski appeared on John Stossel’s special Innovation Nation 2013 and FOX’s The Independent’s , and his work has been recognized in
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Times, Sunlight Foundation, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald and many others.