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By: Mark Glennon*

 

These stories got the most page views on this site over the past year. This is perhaps a bit distorted towards more recent ones because our readership is increasing rapidly, but property taxes and pensions clearly are the biggest issues for readers here. Rightly so:

 

#1  Suicidal Property Tax Rates and the Collapse of Chicago’s South Suburbs

 

#2  Reality Shock: The Highest Property Tax Rates in Cook and Its Collar Counties

 

#3  New Workers Subsidizing Illinois’ Surging $100,000/year Pension Club

 

#4  Open mic delivers priceless audio sample of Chicago area government culture

 

#5  The ‘Tier 2’ Pension Mess in Illinois

 

#6  Bloated Pensions for Many Will Mean Retirement Hardship for Some in Illinois, But How Many?

 

#7 Meet Mr. & Ms. Average. Firefighter and Teacher. Retired at Age 58. Cash Value of Pensions? About $3.5 Million

 

#8 Salary and Pension Hikes Far Beyond Inflation Account for Most of Chicago Property Tax Raise

 

#9 Illinois Taxpayers Are Guarantying 7.5% Return On Savings Account For Certain Pensioners

 

#10 New warning from S&P for Chicago: Read it carefully

 

Thank you for reading.

 

*Mark Glennon is founder of WirePoints. Opinions expressed are his own.