Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported that former State Rep. Jack Franks began drawing his legislative pension of $4,885.19 a month.
At age 55, retired legislators are allowed to start drawing their retirement benefits.
A second state retiree benefit is health insurance.
To save state tax dollars, retired folks are encouraged not to sign up for that health coverage.
Those who are willing to obtain their health insurance elsewhere get a check for $150 a month.
McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks selected that option.