DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) –
We talked earlier about the Resolutions passed by the DuPage County Board setting the compensation of their elected officials in this article (HERE). We went thru the applicable statutes governing counties and compensation. The actual fact of county board member compensation, is that a county can virtually set their compensation at any amount, with every perk they can think of, and it would be perfectly legal – AS LONG AS it is spelled out in the Resolution setting their compensation and passed at an open meeting. The DuPage County resolution only specifies a dollar amount and nothing else.
We also talked about Health, Dental, and Vision insurance being paid as compensation to certain elected officials to include DuPage County Board members (HERE).
This article will focus on two other methods of compensation collected by a few of the board members in DuPage County.
Dan Cronin pays himself a MONTHLY vehicle allowance of $450.00 each month, which is another payment in excess of his allowable compensation.
This amounts to an additional $5,400.00 per year in excess of the rate set by County Board Resolution. Shameful.
What part of this Resolution doesn’t he understand? Isn’t ~ $129,000.00 enough?
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund – IMRF
The IMRF is another form of compensation not included in the Resolution(s) and therefore should not be paid.
Here are the county board members taking this compensation in violation of the Resolution setting their compensation:
These figures are per month.
Cronin, Dan – $761.23
Curran, John – $288.20
Eckhoff, P – $293.83
Fichtner, Paul – $288.20
Healy, James – $288.20
Krajewski, Brian – $288.20
Puchaiski, Donald – $294.58
Zay, James – $294.58
DiCianni, Peter – $172.92
I find it interesting that 6 of the 9 board members receiving this compensation are attorneys.
Board Members NOT participating in this IMRF: Tomatore, Chaplin, Grant, Grasso, Noonan, Romano, Khouri, Michelassi, Wiley, and Larsen.
Please thank these non-participating board members.
Our next article will tie all of these excessive perks together and show just how much is being taken without authorization on an annual basis.
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