Lawmaker calls for end to 13th pension payment
Mar 25, 2014 10:21 AM - Villa Park Democratic state Rep. Deborah Conroy has proposed legislation that would eliminate the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund's controversial 13th payment. The 13th payment is a bonus paid to retirees using tax revenues from participating government agencies. In 2013, the bonus payment cost taxpayers more than $41 million statewide. The average payment is about $343, but can be as much as $7,659.