McSweeney & Althoff Plug Police Pension Loophole

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney:

McSweeney Pension Abuse Bill Now Law

David McSweeney

Pam Althoff

Springfield, IL – Legislation State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sponsored as a response to the Fox Lake scandal involving Lt. Charles Gliniewicz was signed into law on Friday.

House Bill 350, now Public Act 100-0334, prohibits someone from receiving public employee survivor pension benefits if they’re convicted of a felony involving the service of their spouse.

In order to withstand potential court challenges, the law applies prospectively.

“This law is a great step in stopping abuses of our pension system,” McSweeney said.

“We need to continue to look at ways to save taxpayers money.”

Senator Pam Althoff (R-McHenry) sponsored the bill in the Senate.

The law is effective immediately.


McSweeney & Althoff Plug Police Pension Loophole — 8 Comments

  1. I appreciate McSweeney’s excellent efforts, and this is no reflection on him at all, but this is way too little, way too late.

    Why wasn’t this law passed in the 70s or 80s?

  2. Yeah, I’m not so much impressed. It took a false flag operation like the Gliniewicz fiasco to get here. I seriously doubt the guy is dead. His wife is a pig, and his kids are crooked pigs, too. Kind of reminds me of the Doodie family here.

  3. The legislation Dave put forward to let us vote on levy changes would be a step in the right direction to control of property taxes.

  4. McSweeney is OK, he made his pile off a big crooked hedgefund, so, at least he can’t be bought by the typical Illinois crooks. but these efforts, while good, won’t amt to a hill o’ beans!

  5. Now if crooked gliniewicz goes to prison that would put icing on the cake.

    She is as guilty as he was.

    If they look closely they may find the kids are just as guilty.

    Take what ever money she and the kids have and payback to the village for all the wasted time and money spent on a liar.

  6. Not that injustices shouldn’t be rectified, but the legal benefit pension benefit hikes cost the taxpayers far more than the crooks who go prison convicted of felonies related to their service.

    The gut busters are pension laws that were written for individuals.

    Wonder how many other states allowed that.

  7. Whoever wrote the press release gets a pat on the back for including the bill number and public act number.

    Can’t count the number of articles written about legislation that don’t include one or the the other, or both.

    Easily in the high hundreds.

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