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Illinois Lawmakers Stampede for the Exit

Post By: Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-ber...

Thirty state lawmakers in the 100th General Assembly will not be holding their seats in the 101st General Assembly. And that's not even counting those who might be ousted at the ballot box next year.

The exodus is unlike anything Springfield insiders have ever seen.

Let's take a look at the breakdown of who's leaving, and why.

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River Forest District 90 will pay 100 percent of teacher pension contributions - were teachers duped?

Although the agreement described below mIght sound like a welcome relief to teachers, a local property tax freeze (pg. 9) and municipal bankruptcy (pg. 12) may allow local municipalities to declare bancruptcy (https://www.illinois.gov/gov/Documents/CompiledPacket.pdf).

State Senate passes 2-year property tax freeze: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170530/state-senate-passes-2-year-prop...

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