IMRF Retirees with ending salaries over $250,000

IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement System) provides pensions for virtually all local government employees except Police and Fire who typically have their own pension funds. The vast majority of employees contribute 4.5% of their wages to IMRF. Most IMRF employees also receive Social Security.

You have to ask yourself how a  middle class town like Mundelein with a population of about 30,000 ends up paying an Administrative Manager $464,000 for an annual salary. I mean the mayor of Chicago makes $180,000. The first table below lists all IMRF retirees who made more than $250,000 the year they retired.

And did you have any idea Park District employees made salaries of  over $400,000? Whose idea was that and who approved it? Apparently scheduling softball games and maintaining toboggan runs is a lot more complicated than I thought. The 2nd table below shows all IMRF park district retirees who made over $250,000 the year before they retired.

Last but certainly not least have you ever heard of “Township School Trustees” (TST)? No? Well neither did I even though one of them made over $310,000 right before he retired and another one has a pension of $179,000. While you and I may not of heard of TST’s believe it or not Abraham Lincoln did because the law setting up TST’s was passed by the Illinois Legislature when Abe was just 10 years old in 1819. And here it remains to this day handing out $310,000 salaries. The 3rd table below shows the highest paid TST retirees.

IMRF Retirees with ending salaries over $250,000
Name Employer Name Last Salary Pension
Marabella Kenneth W Village of Mundelein     464,006    142,064
Volpe Ralph J Park District of Highland Park     457,625    158,240
Vaughan Robert W Fox Valley Park District     454,850    179,973
Zeilenga Donald G DuPage County     442,348    137,141
Yeggy Gerry Niles SD 219     431,593      74,749
Wilcox Gregory W DuPage County     424,928      91,387
Andersen Edward A Cgh Medical-Sterling     403,417    284,088
Alderson Kenneth A Illinois Municipal League     379,348    190,882
Messerli Steven K Fox Valley Park District     376,493    179,853
Hergenroeder Gregory J Fox River Water Reclam Dist     371,497    176,908
Kutska Elizabeth R Park District Risk Mgmt Agency     364,641    232,762
McCampbell Roy F Village of Bellwood     358,561    243,516
Pagorski Albin D Fox River Water Reclam Dist     356,368    191,109
Franz Robert D Village of Deerfield     355,367    208,078
Badenhorst Casper H Cgh Medical-Sterling     349,956      93,504
Flickinger Theodore B ILL Assoc of Park Districts     347,098    233,012
Tokarski Charles F DuPage County     334,573    103,718
Skiba Richard H DuPage Water Commission     332,164      94,543
Knippen Joseph R City of Wheaton     331,100    106,092
Mezera John M City of Joliet     329,313    174,605
Kinsella John J DuPage County     327,974      67,131
Poole Allan L City of Naperville     325,768    151,926
Williams Douglas G Village of Winnetka     320,761    127,848
Shargo Nicholas P DuPage County     316,376    128,121
Hoffman Charles E DuPage County     313,782    110,085
Galassie Dale W Lake County     312,916    130,903
Dorgan David M City of Elgin     311,827      97,554
Janaes Thomas K City of West Chicago     310,896      90,278
Shroats Hal W TST T36 R12e     310,263      60,914
Kouba George K DuPage County     309,132      65,858
Seipel William G City of Springfield     300,078      97,900
Duhig Thomas P DuPage County     299,772    118,833
Smith Jr John C DuPage County     295,138    102,050
Lenczycki Donna M DuPage County     293,189      63,323
Morien Mark J Village of Northfield     290,551    118,519
Holloway Tim J Village of Streamwood     287,980    111,487
Cook David C Village of Hinsdale     286,695      95,995
Nawrocki Edward J DuPage Water Commission     283,558      64,465
Smith Philip R DuPage County     283,007    111,991
Cermak Danny A Downers Grove Park Dist     280,974    138,342
Hahn Thomas E Lake County Forest Pres Dist     280,641      66,177
Hupe Lawrence E TST T37 R13     280,593    179,335
Deets Norman O Cgh Medical-Sterling     280,032    132,079
Moser Ronald A Village of Hanover Park     279,362      96,141
Hamilton Thomas A City of Bloomington     278,141    122,997
Rylko Michael A Buffalo Grove Park Dist     276,697    160,671
Hummel Marc G Village of Hanover Park     271,952    116,567
Carter Steven C City of Champaign     270,441    114,582
Borchert Thomas P City of Elmhurst     270,174    167,145
Swan Kenneth R Park District of Highland Park     269,159    115,870
Kyarsgaard Dennis J Cgh Medical-Sterling     268,508    124,548
Burchard Peter T City of Naperville     267,928      86,678
Pappas Harry J Village of Rosemont     266,356    141,160
Balbarin Corazon J Will County     259,714      52,738
Perry John F Village of Woodridge     259,065    136,819
Richardson Thomas J Glenview Park Dist     258,026    156,386
Pierce Irene T Lake County     257,428      96,447
Marx Alex J Mundelein Pk/Recreation Dist     255,299    139,247
McKnight Michael D City of Peoria     255,250    124,796
Vitas Bogdan Village of Lake Zurich     255,088      27,115
Grossmann David M Lake County     254,420    153,637
Becker Paul A DuPage County     254,085    101,079
Morrissey Mary K Village of Niles     253,930    106,452
Pfeiffer Michael L City of Springfield     253,549      73,820
Murphy Randall Lake County     252,806    151,369
Melena Thomas M City of Rolling Meadows     252,673      79,023
King George S DuPage County     252,134    102,174
Boyle Hal W DuPage County     251,254      89,196
Oglietti Bernard A Village of Willowbrook     250,572      94,097

 

IMRF Park District Retirees with ending salaries over $250,000
Name Employer Name Last Salary Pension
Volpe Ralph J Park District of Highland Park       457,625    158,240
Vaughan Robert W Fox Valley Park District       454,850    179,973
Messerli Steven K Fox Valley Park District       376,493    179,853
Kutska Elizabeth R Park District Risk Mgmt Agency       364,641    232,762
Flickinger Theodore B ILL Assoc of Park Districts       347,098    233,012
Cermak Danny A Downers Grove Park Dist       280,974    138,342
Hahn Thomas E Lake County Forest Pres Dist       280,641      66,177
Rylko Michael A Buffalo Grove Park Dist       276,697    160,671
Swan Kenneth R Park District of Highland Park       269,159    115,870
Richardson Thomas J Glenview Park Dist       258,026    156,386
Marx Alex J Mundelein Pk/Recreation Dist       255,299    139,247
Retired Township School Trustees Salaries over $100,000
Name Township  Salary  Pension
Shroats Hal W TST T36 R12e    310,263             60,914
Hupe Lawrence E TST T37 R13    280,593           179,335
Harris Lee A TST T37 R12    174,624             60,295
Stefaniak Thomas P TST T36 R15    159,748           109,602
Barkley Patricia J TST T36 R14    117,140             47,546
Sebesta Gerald J TST T39 R13    115,833             87,720
Haddix Carol A TST T36 R14    103,944             32,575
Uhlig Arnold C TST T39 R12    102,744             25,120