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These 10 Illinois city managers make more than any U.S. governor

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Mar 29, 2016

New report spotlights the generous, pensionable salaries of Illinois city managers

A new report featured in Forbes Magazine found 72 city managers of relatively small municipalities in Illinois are paid more than the governors of every state.

Open the Books’ annual “Big Dogs” salary report on local government looks not only at city or village managers, but also employees of water districts, park districts, forest preserves and counties, to name a few.

Forbes contributor and founder of, Adam Andrzejewski, says the results of this year’s report are the “most jaw-dropping ever.”

From the report:

At a time when many are complaining about…

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