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The updated legislative retirement list

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

* I’ve been getting a lot of requests for the updated retirement list, but the dude behind this Twitter account was on vacation last week…

The list has been updated to include Rep. Cavaletto.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:17 pm:

    That’s 18% of the House…

    Lots of institutional knowledge from both sides leaving too

  2. - Bogey Golfer - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:23 pm:

    It doesn’t appear we need to enact term limits.

  3. - Decaturland - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:24 pm:

    Left off John Caveletto

  4. - Come on Man! - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:31 pm:

    6 is not too insane for the Senate.

  5. - Norseman - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:32 pm:

    I wish I could look at this list and say the next General Assembly will contain replacements willing to work together on the state’s problems. No, we’re losing people because working together is a political crime in today’s America.

  6. - DuPage Bard - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:32 pm:

    I’m betting it’s not finished yet.

  7. - Lovie - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:40 pm:

    Anybody know what Soto is running for outside of GA?

  8. - Hot News - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:45 pm:

    Al Riley is not going to run again.

  9. - BIG R. Ph. - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:47 pm:

    Interesting how many just hit the minimum amount of years of service so that they can collect their pension and then they are bailing.

  10. - What about... - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:50 pm:

    What about Althoff? A news report linked here indicated she was not running again, but I’ve seen no actual announcement from her office. Still holding out hope it is not true… fingers crossed. Many legislators on this list from both sides, both Chambers will be a big loss for Illinois.

  11. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 4:51 pm:

    ===…many just hit the minimum amount of years of service so that they can collect their pension and then they are bailing===

    Name them.

    ===No, we’re losing people because working together is a political crime in today’s America===

    This is the truth of the exodus, the idea of getting things done, but still being able to blame the other side is the elephant walking thru the eye of a needle.

  12. - TopHatMonocle - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 5:02 pm:

    Lovie, at one point Soto was running for MWRD commissioner. She wasn’t slated by the party so who know’s if she’s still running. Either way she’s not going back to Springfield.

  13. - 47th Ward - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 5:11 pm:

    Looks like Rauner got his term limits afterall.

  14. - wordslinger - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 5:20 pm:

    Job creators got to be goin’ bat-stuff over these natural term limits.

    Call those hundreds of companies you had lined up governor on your secret trips and tell them to come on down.

  15. - blue dog dem - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 6:15 pm:

    I don’t know any of these folks personally. I am sure some are decent,well intentioned people. But…they aren’t leaving the state in very good shape. What will the next group of replacements bring? I will hope for the best, but am not holding my breath.

  16. - walker - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 6:49 pm:

    BIG R Ph: You’re mistaken about this timing being driven by pension vesting. Remember the vesting requirement was lengthened in 2010, meaning those who were there before that year were vested years ago.

  17. - the old man - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 7:44 pm:

    When you get to 118 for the House and 59 for the Senate the people can declare a victory. We will gladly trade institutional knowledge for common sense.

  18. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 7:50 pm:

    ===We will gladly trade institutional knowledge for common sense.===

    Yeah. Like Rauner not knowing how many votes needed for an override “trade”

    I know it felt good to type, but a functioning government should include those who know how governing actually works.

  19. - justacitizen - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 8:03 pm:

    Draining the swamp, IL style. It used to be easy being a nothing legislator in IL. Now, legislators are targeted, called out more on social media, etc, so its not the easy paycheck anymore.

    Term limits are still an issue. It’s the leadership that needs to be drained.

  20. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 8:04 pm:

    ===Draining the swamp===

    Why is that the term used about DC?

    Do you know?

  21. - Thoughts Matter - Monday, Sep 25, 17 @ 11:11 pm:

    ==interesting how many just hit the minimum amount of years of service so that they can collect their pension and then they are baili==

    Interesting that it would be the same if we had term limits.

    I don’t believe in term limits. First, I like to vote for whomever I want, which term limits might prevent. Second, over time, people leave on their own. In the meantime, we need some of our legislators need to have some expertise in politics. I call your attention to BTIA.

  22. - Mugwump - Tuesday, Sep 26, 17 @ 5:13 am:

    Does any one have any idea how compares to the same point in 2015, 2013, 2011?

  23. - Generic Drone - Tuesday, Sep 26, 17 @ 7:37 am:

    Get your 8 years of service, collect free ins and a pension for life. Pretty good gig.

  24. - Arsenal - Tuesday, Sep 26, 17 @ 9:17 am:

    ==Get your 8 years of service, collect free ins and a pension for life. Pretty good gig.==

    Some people can never be happy.

  25. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 26, 17 @ 9:20 am:

    ===Get your 8 years of service, collect free ins and a pension for life. Pretty good gig.===

    Gotta get in the arena, then win, and win again.

    When you decide to do that, let us all know.

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