Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s office responds to my concerns about retired teacher health payments.

Fred, We can agree on the cause of the delayed payments to the Teacher Health Insurance Security Fund and many other deserving funds around the state: Governor Rauner’s manufactured budget crisis. The most prominent voice exposing Governor Rauner’s attacks on worthy institutions around the state belongs to Comptroller Susana Mendoza. The state of Illinois continues to deal with a […]

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Chicago Fox news. Pension facts as phony as the actors who pretend to be the just folks on the street.

Chicago veteran media reporter Robert Feder has the goods on Chicago Fox 32 General Manager Dennis Welsh. Welsh went on the air the other day with an editorial that featured ordinary folks complaining about public pensions and the need to raise revenue to pay them. Except the ordinary folks were all Fox employees. Who are […]

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Pensions. It is true that I get impatient, but 70 years is a long time to wait for a problem to get fixed.

Tune in to this week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Our guests will be Jay Rehak, a teacher at Whitney Young High School and president of the board of trustees of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund. Joining Jay and my brother will be John Dillon and Glen Brown, both pension bloggers and what some […]

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A pension story like no other. Like every other. The Memphis sanitation workers + 49 years.

Memphis, 2017. Photo credit: Fred Klonsky April, 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis, Tennessee. This past March, Anne and I drove to Memphis to pay honor to the man and to remind ourselves of the struggle of Memphis sanitation workers. It was that struggle that […]

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