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posted: 9/13/2012 3:07 PM

Why honor workers who retire in 50s?

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Recently you printed another article about another public employee retiring early. This time it was a deputy police chief retiring at only 53 years of age. It even merited front page news. Before that, you had a track coach retiring in his mid-50s and a fire chief retiring at only 50. These public employees retiring so young is largest problem this state is facing. The taxpayers will be "giving" these three people millions of dollars over the rest of their lives and will receive nothing in return.

Retiring 15 years before your neighbors are able to retire is certainly nothing to be proud of. How about articles about doctors or local business leaders retiring, who have worked 50 or more years and have contributed a lot more than these government workers?

Larry Schuetz

Rolling Meadows

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