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Article posted: 1/25/2013 4:40 AM

State should keep pension promises

State should keep pension promises

This is in response to pension benefits described by Rep. Nekritz. She refers to teachers who receive a pension of $95,000 upon retirement. I doubt many have received that, as the average pension in the state, as quoted by the Daily Herald, is $45,000.

I retired in 2002 and my pension did not even come close to $95,000. and 10 years later I am far from it. I doubt that I will reach that amount in my lifetime.

Rep. Nekritz has distorted facts to influence public opinion.

Promises have been made and the state should honor them.

Nancy Ness

South Elgin

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