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Private-Sector Lobbyists Stand To Collect Public-Sector Pensions

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Township Officials of Illinois is a private trade group, not a governmental agency, yet its employees are eligible for public-sector pensions subsidized by taxpayers, the Better Government Association has learned.

No one from TOI is currently drawing a pension from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. But TOI's four full-time employees, two of whom are registered lobbyists, stand to draw the potentially lucrative retirement benefit down the road, according to interviews and records.

Read the whole story at Better Government Association