Over 60,000 Government Employees, $100,000 Plus Salaries, Over 203 Billion in debt, And Broke??
ISN’T IT NICE WHEN YOU VOTE A CANDIDATE IN, TO KNOW WHERE YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING TO??
LOW INCOME MIDDLE CLASS HOUSEHOLDS, GIVE THOUSANDS IN TAXES EACH YEAR TO MILLIONAIRE, GOVERNMENT ELECTED OFFICIALS, SO THEY CAN MANIPULATE US, TO VOTE FOR TAX INCREASES?? THIS IS OUR CURRENT ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT LOGIC!!
WE NEED TO REFORM OUR STATE. TIME TO VOTE THEM OUT!! VOTE HARD WORKING PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT HARD WORKING PEOPLE. IT IS TIME TO VOTE IN PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THE SYSTEM!!
WE CAN START BY ELECTING : STEVEN WESTERFIELD FOR ILLINOIS 99TH STATE REPRESENTATIVE
# PUTTING PEOPLE BEFORE POLITICS
Illinois state government salaries for public employees are made public online for many public workers on the Illinois Transparency and Accountability portal. Governor Pat Quinn signed the bill that requires the Department of Central Management Services to create a website with information regarding state expenditures, tax credits, state employee salaries and state contracts.
According to 2008 U.S. Census data, the state of Illinois and local governments in the state employed a total of 790,539 people. Of those employees, 566,872 were full-time employees receiving net wages of $2,491,829,151 per month and 233,667 were part-time employees paid $212,405,146 per month. Sixty percent of those employees, or 450,443 employees, were in education or higher education.
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
|$67,836/year||$111/per session day.|
City of Chicago salaries
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson is one of the highest-paid city worker, collecting a salary of $260,004. He oversees a department that employs 13,572 people, who are paid a total of $1,044,037,234.
While the 50 aldermen are each paid $115,000, the City Council in total employs 395 people, with a salary budget of $22,455,871
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the second-highest paid city employee at $216,210.
His office employs 97 people and pays $8,416,222 in salaries.
State executive salaries
|Office and current official||Salary|
|Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner||$177,412|
|Lieutenant Governor of Illinois Evelyn Sanguinetti||$135,669|
|Illinois Director of Natural Resources Wayne Arthur Rosenthal|
|Illinois Superintendent of Education Tony Smith||$225,000|
|Illinois Auditor General Frank J. Mautino|
|Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White||$156,541|
|Attorney General of Illinois Lisa Madigan||$156,541|
|Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs||$135,669|
Mike Madigan Illinois House of Representatives District 22 Base salary $67,836/year
If you think that isn’t much of a salary, You outta see the Campaign contributions they’ve received every election!!!
As of 2009, the salary of Illinois’ governor ranked 9th among U.S. governors’ salaries. The average salary earned by U.S. governors was $131,115.
|Chief Justice||Associate Justices|
As of 2010, the salary of Illinois’ chief justice ranked 2nd among U.S. chief justices’ salaries. The average salary earned by U.S. chief justices was $157,220. The median salary earned by U.S. chief justices was $154,250.
As of 2010, the salary of Illinois’ associate justices ranked 2nd among U.S. associate justices’ salaries. The average salary earned by U.S. associate justices was $151,918. The median salary earned by U.S. associate justices was $148,245.
This excerpt is reprinted here with the permission of the 2016 edition of the Almanac of American Politics and is up to date as of the publication date of that edition. All text is reproduced verbatim, though links have been added by Ballotpedia staff. To read the full chapter on Illinois, click here.
Illinois and the giant city that dominates it, Chicago, have been experiencing the best and the worst of times. On Election Night 2008, a million people thronged to Chicago’s lakefront Grant Park to cheer Barack Obama, one of their own. Then, only a month later, the public had a chance to listen to recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich demanding recompense for nominating Obama’s successor as senator, for which he would be impeached and removed from office, and later convicted and imprisoned. In 2015, amid a budget stalemate between a Republican governor and a Democratic legislature that left programs unfunded for months, Illinois had the lowest credit rating of any state, and Chicago securities were given junk bond status. Chicago’s deadly crime wave surged in 2016, as the city saw more murders than New York and Los Angeles combined. A parade of Illinois political notables followed Blagojevich’s lead into ethical and legal ignominy, and even native daughter Hillary Clinton lost the …(read more)
|Demographic data for Illinois|
|Land area (sq mi):||55,519||3,531,905|
|Race and ethnicity**|
|Two or more:||2.2%||3%|
|High school graduation rate:||87.9%||86.7%|
|College graduation rate:||32.3%||29.8%|
|Median household income:||$57,574||$53,889|
|Persons below poverty level:||16.8%||11.3%|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau, “American Community Survey” (5-year estimates 2010-2015)
**Note: Percentages for race and ethnicity may add up to more than 100 percent because respondents may report more than one race and the Hispanic/Latino ethnicity may be selected in conjunction with any race. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.
Presidential voting pattern
- See also: Presidential voting trends in Illinois
Illinois voted for the Democratic candidate in all five presidential elections between 2000 and 2016.
Pivot Counties (2016)
Ballotpedia identified 206 counties that voted for Donald Trump (R) in 2016 after voting for Barack Obama (D) in 2008 and 2012. Collectively, Trump won these Pivot Counties by more than 580,000 votes. Of these 206 counties, 11 are located in Illinois, accounting for 5.34 percent of the total pivot counties.
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