The department spent more than $33 million in comp time payments in 2020. Some police view the money as compensation for time away from family.
Illinois Pension Funds Are Slow To Pull Out of Russian Assets
Despite a public outcry following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, legislation designed to force divestment languished unpassed in the Spring session of the Illinois General Assembly. Lawmakers say they intend to take the issue up again in the Fall.
Community Ask: ‘I want to look into pay inequities. How do I do that?’
Curious about the salaries of a government agency? Here’s a breakdown of how you can find them using public records and our salaries database.
Pension Outlook Database
The Pension Outlook Database from the Better Government Association has been discontinued. The raw data from the project can be downloaded here.
BGA Revamps and Updates Public Salaries Database
New catalog puts payrolls for 1,800 government bodies and more than 500,000 public employees into greater context.
How to Get Active in Your Cook County Government
Your guide to tracking legislation and communicating with the Cook County Board of Commissioners, which oversees more than $4 billion annually and has a say in everything from the local court system to public health management and elections.
BGA Updates Pension Database With 2017 Data
In 2017 the 17 major government retirement funds in Illinois will collectively pay $17.3 billion in benefits to 483,000 retirees and survivors.
Uptick Seen In City of Chicago Pensioners Drawing Big Payouts
The number of people collecting six-figure pensions is increasing, adding strain to the city’s largest retirement fund.
A Guide to the Open Meetings Act (OMA) in Illinois
A state law that requires meetings of public bodies to be open to the public except in certain, specific situations.