That's according to a Chicago Sun-Times investigation. The newspaper
looked at the pension money paid to former government workers,
including politicians, judges and school administrators.
Sun-Times found that a few of those retirees have topped $2 million
in pension payments, and five have gotten more than $3 million each.
The newspaper analyzed data obtained from the 17 largest
retirement plans for government workers in Chicago, Cook County and
the state of Illinois. Those plans cover more than 374,000 retired
workers or their survivors.
The Sun-Times found that more than 14,000 retirees have pensions
that pay them more than their final salaries.
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