Jim Tobin

Illinois State Capitol

Taxpayer Group: 11,000 State Retirees Get Six-Figure Pensions

A taxpayer group that monitors the state’s pension problems said there are more retired state workers than ever drawing pensions of more than $100,000 per year.


Illinois State Capitol

Conservative Watch Dog: Pensions Could Bankrupt Illinois By 2015

A conservative watch dog group is warning of dark days ahead for the entire state unless Illinois mends it’s financial ways, and soon


Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

2 Investigators: State Police Retirees Draw Six-Figure Pensions

Retire at 50 and collect more than $100,000 a year – that’s the plan for a special group of state workers. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.



Judge Dismisses Lawsuit To Block Toll Hikes

A Cook County judge has rejected an anti-tax advocate’s bid to block the nearly 90 percent rate hike scheduled to go into effect on the Illinois Tollway system next year.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley’s Pension Plan Renews Calls For Reform

There are renewed calls for changes in the way government pensions are funded in Illinois, following a report on the kind of pensions Mayor Richard M. Daley is in line for.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

Gas Taxes

All Different Taxes Jack Up Gas Prices Even More

Chicago has some of the highest gas prices in the nation, and it’s no surprise – not with all we’re paying at the pump.

CBS 2–03/09/2011