Indicted for a Felony; Bump Your Pension

In what has to be one of the most disgusting examples of how the Illinois Pension system is setup, State Rep Kieth Farnham was charged with child pornography. So what did he do?  He paid into GARS for 2014 to make sure he had a full 6 years to base his retirement on.  That is […]

Cabello legislation targets pension loopholes brought to light by ex-lawmaker Farnham

When loopholes in current Illinois law allow for an ex-state lawmaker who is currently facing federal criminal charges for the most repulsive crimes to not only collect taxpayer-funded pension checks, but also to buy a last-minute retirement sweetener for time he didn’t work, alarm bells should be going off around the state. Believe it or […]

Farnham resigns legislative seat after federal raid

From the Daily Herald: “This is to notify you that, effective immediately, I hereby resign my position as Representative in the General Assembly for the 43rd Representative District of the State of Illinois,” the letter said. Farnham has said nothing following the search by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations officials last week, […]