Updated Pension SPIKING cost

By:  Diane Benjamin

All the City of Bloomington had to do to prevent paying the penalties below was change when accumulated sick and vacation got paid to employees.

David Hales, Steve Stockton, and  Tari Renner refused to change their policies, so the below was paid as a penalty.  These employees were allowed to spike their pensions and taxpayers were forced to fund it.  (The Council is considering giving Hales another raise!)

The first list is from a story I did in 2016:  https://blnnews.com/2016/08/20/proof-the-council-is-immaterial/

This information was received by FOIA from IMRF – Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.  Yesterday I received the updated numbers in the second chart.

Because the City refused to change their policies, taxpayers have been forced to pay:


Obviously government exists for government employees, not you.

Elections matter!


+     2,654.61

+ 212,473.24


$1,812,392.45  Total penalties for pension spiking





3 thoughts on “Updated Pension SPIKING cost

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s