Comments: Nice luncheon I really liked the cake or icecream entrance Keep up the work
Added: May 24, 2013
Submitted by Name: bob From: chicago E-mail: Contact
Comments: ARE THERE ANY OFFICERS OF RTAC WHO READ THE GUESTBOOK PAGES? ON APRIL 17 I ASKED FOR THE DELETION OF THE 2009 DALEY/QUINN LETTER; THE REMOVAL OF ARTICLES ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMMENDMENT WHICH AFTER ITS DEFEAT IS NOW IRREVELENT; AND THE FRONT PAGE ARTICLE "READ WHAT THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYS ABOUT ILLINOIS FINANCIAL CONDITION" FROM 2010 DEALING WITH DAN HYNES - WHO? IS THERE ANYONE IN THE USA THAT DOESN'T KNOW ILLINOIS IS IN THE WORST FINANCIAL CONDITION OF ALL THE STATES IN THE UNION? HELP!
Added: May 19, 2013
Submitted by Name: Richard From: Glenview E-mail: Contact
Comments: Why doesn't the RTAC take a position regarding SB2404? Clearly any pension legislation passed in Springfield will serve as a template for changes in our Chicago pensions.
Added: May 12, 2013
Submitted by Name: Martin Wilmot From: Tampa Bay E-mail: Contact
Comments: What is going on with the RTAC phones? And the real 64 thousand $$$$ question and I meam scary question: Why isn't the CTPF part of the pension settlement in Springfield? What horror is in store for us that we will be dealt with separately from the rest of the big state pension funds?
Added: May 8, 2013
Submitted by Name: Jamila From: Chicgo
Comments: Why can't RTAC and the lobbyests have a twitter account and tweet the latest information on a minute by minute basis?
Added: April 30, 2013
Submitted by Name: BOB From: CHICAGO
Comments: WENT TO LEGISLATIVE PAGE AND READ TO REFER TO KYLE'S COMMENTS ON GUESTBOOK. SECOND TO LAST SENTENCE FROM KYLE SAYS "IT IS BELIEVED" RETURNED TO LEGISLATIVE PAGE AND IT STATES "MOST PROBABLY" THESE BILLS WILL NOT AFFECT THE CTPF. THESE TERMS DENOTE THAT THE POSSIBILITY DOES EXIST OF THE BILLS APPLYING TO CTPF. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT MAYOR RAHM WILL NOT GET SOME SORT OF PENSION REFORM THROUGH SPRINGFIELD FOR CHICAGO? I WHOLEHEARTILY AGREE WITH ALICE'S COMMENTS. WE NEED MORE INFO. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET?
Added: April 29, 2013
Submitted by Name: ALICE
Comments: WHY DON'T OUR PAID LOBBYISTS HAVE PROGRESS NOTES AND UPDATES ON THE RTAC WEB PAGE AS TO WHAT IS CURRENTLY GOING ON IN SPRINGFIELD NOW??
Added: April 28, 2013
Submitted by Name: Kyle From: Beverly
Comments: I agree with you that the website could be organized much better but, as an about to be retired (June '13 YEA) teacher I found the historical information about the past struggles, speeches and articles very interesting and informative. I was also concerned about the lack of information on certain bills even though NONE of them apply to Chicago teachers. I recently talked to my state rep and her opinion is that they would never be applied to Chicago because the state would then be obligated to provide full funding for CTPF. A bit under 25% of the retired teacher in IL are from Chicago and yet the state only pays less than 5% of pension money to CTPF. Last year over $2 Billion was provided to TRS and less than $100 Million to CTPF. That is less than 5%. If any of these bills are amended to include Chicago then it is believed that Chicago must receive its fair share of $500+ million. This would be a big increase in pension costs for the state.
Added: April 26, 2013
Submitted by Name: BOB From: CHICAGO E-mail: Contact
Comments: JUST WATCHED THE ILLINOIS PENSION FORUM SPONSORED BY THE DAILY HERALD AND REBOOT. REP. NEKRITZ AND REP. MORRISON WERE PARTCIPANTS AND EACH HAS A PENSION BILL PENDING IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. REP. MORRISON'S HB3303 IS NOT LISTED ON RTAC'S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR ILLINOIS. PLEASE RECTIFY THIS OMMISSION. WE NEED INFORMATION!
Added: April 24, 2013
Submitted by Name: bob From: chicago il E-mail: Contact
Comments: CAN SOMEONE WITH RTAC PLEASE GO THROUGH THE RTAC HOME PAGE AND DELETE ALL OR MOST OF THE STORIES THAT ARE MORE THAN 4 MONTHS OLD. SUCH AS: THE DALEY - QUINN LETTER FROM 2009; THE CULLERTON REMARKS FROM 2011; THE AMENDMENT THAT WAS VOTED DOWN AND IS NO LONGER RELEVANT; AND THE RTAC FRONT PAGE STORY FROM THE NY TIMES FEATURING DAN HYNES WHICH WAS WRITTEN IN 2010. ALSO SOME OF THE BILLS OF IMPORTANCE SUCH AS SB 1544 & SB 2404 AND HB 1166 & 1154 ARE NOT LISTED ON THE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE. WE MUST HAVE UP TO DATE INFO IF WE ARE TO THWART THE SERIOUS THREATS ON OUR HARD EARNED PENSIONS.