2 Investigators/BGA

Lobbyists Drawing Lucrative Pensions Partially Paid By Taxpayers

They aren’t government employees. They are in effect lobbyists, but their salaries and pensions are funded in part by your tax dollars.

CBS 2–01/18/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Ill. House Reconsiders Closing Pension Loopholes

Some Illinois lawmakers are having second thoughts about cracking down on pension abuses by union officials, including two lobbyists who qualified for teacher pensions by spending a single day in the classroom.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on June 29, 2011, that Walgreens would bring 600 new jobs to Chicago over the next two years, but at the same time he was threatening 625 city layoffs if labor unions didn't agree to cost saving measures. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Seeks To ‘Rein In The Influence’ Of Lobbyists

Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised sweeping ethics reforms during his campaign, and now he has rolled out a new round.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Long Overdue, Lobbyists Say

The Senate may have voted 65 to 31 to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy this weekend, but the particulars allowing gays to openly serve in the military will take months to approve and implement.