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D86 Levy Issue Taken To The Street

A few Hinsdale residents have voiced their opposition to the yet-to-be-finalized flat District 86 tax levy with lawn signs.

The one pictures above was found on Grant Street, just north of 55th Street.
Stephen Weiland December 15, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Some of these signs grace the yard of D86 teachers, one of them, Ms. X made $88,500 in 2008. In 2013, Ms. X made $125,337 as a school teacher. That is a 41.5% increase in pay in five years during the recession and every year after that! Did you get raises in the recession? D86 median household income increased a whopping 1.9% from 2005 to 2010 (the most recent numbers available). Ms. X also supports the Illinois style pension spiking of automatic pay increases of 6% the last 4 years of service and free healthcare afterwards. We can contain and control the Illinois problems locally. Please don’t support her and her Union’s attempt to divert the issue, away from what they really want – to further increase their compensation above the 2+ times it already is over D86 median per capita income. We have great teachers. We thank them for their services. However, let’s not get taken advantage of again and again. Speaking of our students, its exactly them that will pay these legacy costs.
Dick Flesher December 16, 2013 at 09:24 AM
How do you know that "Ms. X also supports the Illinois style pension spiking of automatic pay increases of 6% the last 4 years of service and free healthcare afterwards?" Have you spoken to her? If not, don't include something that hasn't been verified. By the way, in a democracy putting up a lawn sign is free speech.

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