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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.