2012-2016 DISTRICT TRUSTEES, To be sworn in on 09/27/2012
DISTRICT 1 DISTRICT 9 DISTRICT 16 RETIREE TRUSTEE
John Knebel Craig Pool Erin Lanthrip Rocky Nowaczyk
John E. Clark Hugh Carlock Tim Roush Carl “Moon” Mullen
Donald Kovack Mark Meiresonne
District2 DISTRICT 17
Derek Cowan Richard Vanko
Michael Torrez Curt Welch Joe Savitch
Neal Schaffer Linn Kirkpatrick
DISTRICT CHGO DISTRICT 11
Rich Decker Larry Lohman David Zappa
Christopher Tor Neil Craig Short
Gayle Murnane Kyle Seger DISTRICT 19
Jonathon Parker DISTRICT 12 Roy Glasscock
DISTRICT 5 Stephen Tarter
Todd Vincent DISTRICT 20
Frank Biamonte DISTRICT 13 Jason Garthaus
DISTRICT 6 Steven Bundy
Trenton Waller DISTRICT 21
Charles Baird DISTRICT 14 Brad Cosgrove
DISTRICT 7 Todd Adkisson
Brian Zielke DISTRICT 22
James Pearce DISTRICT 15 Gregory Miller
DISTRICT 8 Wendi Molenaar
Tony Slaughter Dave Hage
Last week the pension bill (SB 1673) that would have you make a choice to keep your compounded COLAs or your retiree health insurance was not called for a vote in the House after disagreement between Republicans and Democrats on shifting cost of teachers' pensions back to the schools/universities. Around 10pm another pension bill was introduced in the Senate, HB1447, with amendments that would have had to return to the House for approval.
The bill was passed in the Senate but didn't make it to the House in time before close of session. I haven't had time to read this bill but I do know it ONLY dealt with GARS (general assembly) and SERS persion systems. The Governor still has not signed SB1313, the retiree health insurance bill.
The Governor is calling a press conference at 10am to address pension reform. He says he is calling a meeting with legislative leaders next week and expects to call special session very soon this summer to deal with pension reform.
Breaking news: Pension-slashing bill looms
Iwanted to let you know the pension-cutting legislation has emerged and is moving in the legislature today. It is Senate Bill 1673, House Amendment 3.
There is no more important call you can make than picking up the phone right now and dialing 888-412-6570.You need to make two calls -- one to your representative and one to your senator. You can also use our online Click-to-Call tool here. Tell your legislators to OPPOSE SB 1673, HA 3, and any other bill not supported by our union coalition.
SB 1673, HA 3 would cut the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that protects the modest pensions of both current and retired teachers, state employees and university employees from inflation -- that is, all participants in the TRS, SERS and SURS.
Leaders of our union coalition are testifying against the bill in committee as I type. Back them up right away by calling 888-412-6570 or clicking here.If you can't get through right away, keep trying or send an email here.
Thanks for your continued support.
Your pension is at risk and EVERYONE must act NOW!! The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police urges you to join the one million members that make up the We Are One Coalition to protect the life savings of public employees that are once again under attack.
ACT NOW! IT IS QUICK AND EASY!
Please go to http://www.weareoneillinois.org/ today to obtain all the information you need to make your voice heard.
As police officers, we have always stood with our fellow public sector working families in defending pension rights and benefits. We cannot sit idly by now, even as more and more voices rise up to include police and firefighters in the current reform talks.
We know there could be a bill introduced any day now that not only reduces benefits for the statewide systems, but if the Illinois Municipal League and its members have their way, our names will be in the legislation as well. Many have echoed Mayor Emanuel’s request that local government employees be included in the potential pension reform bill that addresses the five statewide systems.
Be sure to pass this Action Alert to your family and friends. Let’s show the politicians and corporate lobbyists that WE ARE ONE! For additional information, please visit the We Are One website.
If you are not aware, SB1313 was passed by the Senate and is on the way to the Governor for his signature. We need to let our elected officials know how we feel about this matter, (our retiree health care benefits).
This is an opportunity for you to be seen, heard and PROTEST. This bill will go into affect July 1, 2012.
IMPORTANT PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
(CLICK LINK BELOW)