By: Diane Benjamin
The Town of Normal finally decided to post some employee compensation: http://www.normal.org/documentcenter/view/7527
They only included salaries over $75,000, a little over 300 of them. Since they don’t have many more employees than that, it’s close to everybody.
I was looking around on OpenTheBooks.com and found some interesting numbers. This information comes from the salaries reported to IMRF – the pension administrators. Nope, they don’t match. IMRF numbers are what pensions are going to be based on, so I trust their’s more.
The interesting part of what I found is some salaries decreased over three years!
Are the highest paid Town employees paid by the hour? How did some salaries reported to IMRF actually decrease?
If these numbers make you sick, go back to the top and see all the other salaries. Then check how much your taxes have increased to cover them.
Mark Peterson got some nice raises in the last three years:
This guy is actually a CIRBN employee on Normal’s payroll so he can get benefits and a pension. More on him later, but he received increases even though CIRBN is losing money (more on that later too):
This guy got increases (Director of Inspection):
So did the Town lawyer:
Here’s another one who didn’t see an increase (Building Commissioner):
Check others on OpenTheBooks.com if you are interested.