Nearly two dozen current and former suburban officials already collecting pay or pensions are among those costing taxpayers more than $1 million a year in salaries or health-care benefits for serving on transit boards.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, who makes $31,426 a year as a tollway director on top of his $111,840 salary as his city's top administrator….Weisner and Naperville Mayor George Pradel receive annual paychecks from the tollway in addition to their mayoral salaries. Weisner's $111,840 elected position is a full-time management post. Pradel makes $28,533 a year as mayor, a job sought by challengers Doug Krause and Kenn Miller in the April election. ….
agencies already reimburse board members for costs associated with traveling to board meetings, if it is requested
Woodstock Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks has drafted two bills to strip pay and benefits from these transit agency boards as well as from the Chicago Transit Authority board of directors.