Retired doctor earns highest public pension in Illinois history
Friday, July 26, 2013
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - As the pension crisis in Illinois moves even closer to the tipping point, a milestone of sorts has been crossed without notice -- until now.
A retired doctor with big-time credentials will get a public pension of more than a half million dollars this year; the first time that's ever happened in Illinois.
Since retiring from medicine, Dr. Winnie has become something of a target for critics of Illinois' failing pension system. It's a role he believes is entirely unfair and he isn't apologizing for his hefty retirement check.