Over $700 a week for four years.
That’s what McHenry County taxpayers would be paying to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund if newly-elected Sheriff Bill Prim had decided to take the pension to which he is entitled under Illinois law.
But Prim promised in pretty much every campaign speech that he would not take a county pension if he were elected to office.
And, as was reported yesterday, he hasn’t.
24.6% of every McHenry County law enforcement officer’s salary is paid to IMRF.
Except for Bill Prim’s.
Prim has pointed out that he already has a pension from his service at the Des Plaines Police Department, where he retired as a Commander.