TUA’s 12th Annual Illinois Pension Report


Taxpayers United of America (TUA) / Taxpayer Education Foundation have posted the 2018 Pension reports For Illinois

19,481 pensioners are receiving over $100K per year.

see the 12th Annual Illinois Pension Report:


It has links to the top 200 pensions for each of the statewide pension funds.

SURS (State university Retirement System) has
2 receiving over $500,000 per year,
7 receiving between $400,000 and $499,999
25 receiving between $300,000 and $399,999
and the remainder of the top 200, at least
166 receiving between $200,000 and $299,999

For the vast majority, their lifetime contribution covers less than 10% of their estimated lifetime benefits.

For TRS (Teachers’ Retirement System)
the top 200 annual payouts range from $331,087 to $197,787.
Number 3 on the list is Gary T Catalani, Community Unit SD 200.  He is pulling in $320,403 this year.


Dr. Catalani retired June, 2007 the district is still paying his Family Medical / Family Dental and will continue to do so until 2/1/2021.
In 2004 when Dr. Catalni announced he would be retiring in 3 years, he was earning $232,511.
in 2005 after the first of his 20% end-of-career-salary-spikes he was earning $311,075
When he retired at age 56, he had 33 years of experience.  He will soon have collected more in pension than he did for working.

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