Home Illinois News Unpaid sick leave will cost taxpayers $3.4 billion over the next three... Unpaid sick leave will cost taxpayers $3.4 billion over the next three decades - Illinois Policy March 10, 2017 1 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Top school district superintendents have used the sick-leave perk to boost their pensions by $350,000 or more over the course of their retirements. ShareTwitterEmailPrintGoogleFacebook Read Article Sort by: newest | oldest MikeAnother aspect is how the sick days are earned. Some school boards have given lump some blocks of 100 or more sick days to Superintendents in their contracts. The Superintendents cash the unused sick days in at final salary or final average salary at retirement (not the salary rate when granted), or exchange them for years of service credit to retire earlier than would otherwise be allowed (1 sick day = 1 day worked). The school board members typically get re-elected. The cashing in of sick days at retirement at the final salary or final average salary rate (as opposed to the salary rate at the time… Read more »3 months 14 days ago wpDiscuz Recent Wirepoints Originals Speech Muzzlers Triggered: Chicago’s Theater Community On The Attack – WP Original June 21, 2017 Together we make great theater -- unless you disagree with us, in which case you're a bigot. New Study Details How Pensions Exploit New And Younger Teachers – Wirepoints Original June 14, 2017 Illinois gets an 'F' as you'd expect, but we have plenty of company on this. Why You Shouldn’t Believe The Illinois Budget Deficit Numbers Released This Week – Wirepoints Original June 11, 2017 True numbers are 2X or 3X worse and show the genuine bind Illinois is in -- not just an ego clash between Rauner and Madigan. Wait for July To Downgrade Illinois Bonds To Junk — For The Subprime Anniversary – WP Original June 9, 2017 And a look ahead for the near term. Would Congress Authorize Bankruptcy for Illinois and Other States? Yes, Inevitably. – Wirepoints Original June 4, 2017 All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -Arthur Schopenhauer. And thanks to ZeroHedge for republishing this article. COGFA: State of IL Revenue Up In May But Still Down For Year – WP Original June 4, 2017 Up 7% for the month but still down 3.5% for the year-to-date. Great Speech By Rep. Jeanne Ives On ‘Union Thugs’ Vandalizing Construction Site of a State Rep. They Don’t Like – WP Original June 2, 2017 And shame on most of the Illinois press for ignoring this crime. Video: IL State Senator, Clueless About Bill He Sponsors, Blames Questioning On His Mexican Heritage – WP Original June 1, 2017 Truth is, most of the rest of the legislature doesn't know what the bill does either. It still passed. Same with most of what they rushed through this week. Skim through this database of City of Chicago salaries (and don’t vomit) – WP Original May 31, 2017 Names, titles, salaries and more.