by Ben VanMetre
Illinois Policy Institute
September 04, 2014
Government-worker pensions have ballooned to a level that’s no longer sustainable. Today, the average career downstate teacher who retired recently in Illinois earns a $69,600 pension. The average career university worker who retired recently earns a pension of $73,500. Even state workers, a majority of whom earn Social Security, draw an average pension of $45,700. In Chicago, the average pension for career city workers who recently retired totals $65,000.

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