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Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raisesAug 29, 2012 1:58 PM - While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.
Lombard fire chief retiring for post in YorkvilleJan 7, 2012 7:15 PM - Lombard Fire Chief Mike Torrence is set to retire Jan. 20, heading off to greener pastures -- or at least a place where there still are pastures. Torrence is leaving his Lombard post after a year and three months to take a job with a private company that will send him to serve as fire marshal for the Bristol Kendall Fire Department in Yorkville, a place where farm fields are far more common than they are in the more built-up Lilac Village.
Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles?Jun 1, 2011 5:08 PM - Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.
Health-care perk proves townships need scrutinyApr 10, 2011 10:01 PM - A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.
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