Letter: Do township trustees earn pension? Vote Republican


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Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:00 pm
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After some research, I discovered that the Democrat trustees in South Rock Island Township voted to receive a public pension from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, with Republican Supervisor John Bauersfeld casting a No vote.

According to IMRF, a township trustee must work a minimum of 600 hours per year conducting township business to qualify for this pension.
After checking the township minutes posted on the website, I discovered that over the past 12 months the average monthly meeting lasted for 38 minutes! I ask you, is this being fiscally responsible?

This is another example of public pension misuse and abuse. I do not believe that this was the intent of public pensions. Those that are really deserving of them can get hurt because they all get tarred, as abusing the system and that's not fair!

I have a choice and a vote Tuesday. I will make the BEST choice and vote for all of the Republican candidates in South Rock Island Township. Better government is under their watch!

Gayle Santuccio,
Rock Island















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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