DefDog: The Chicago Way–Pension Fund Corruption

Corruption, Government

Politics, Chicago style…..and is there any wonder why people are fed up?  The media needs to wake up, in spite of their efforts the Florida Straw Poll returned a victory for someone they consistently overlook…..

One-day rehiring nets former Chicago labor leader a $158,000 city pension

September 21, 2011|By Jason Grotto, Tribune reporter

Most city workers spend decades in public service to build up modest pensions. But for former labor leader Dennis Gannon, the keys to securing a public pension were one day on the city payroll and some help from the Daley administration.

And his city pension is more than modest. It’s the highest of any retired union leader: $158,000. That’s roughly five times greater than what the typical retired city worker receives.

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