In news broken yesterday by Bill Zettler, Director of Research for Family Taxpayers Foundation, discovered that the Gov Pat Quinn’s former Deputy Chief of Staff is receiving nearly $117,000 more per year than she is supposed to.
Carolyn Brown Hodge retired in late 2009 after being fined for using state property to do political work. She was supposed to receive about $20,000 per year, but instead received nearly $137,000 instead for a total of about $374,000 since she retired. Records shows when only paid about $25,000 into her retirement.
The State Employee Retirement System claims this was a clerical error. Her retirement check was supposed to be 1,149 per month but ended up being $11,498 per month.
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