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Retired Suburban Schools Chief Draws More Than $300,000 A Year

(CBS) – A leading government watchdog is criticizing a pension deal that's giving the former superintendent for Lincoln-Way High School District more than $300,000 a year.

WBBM's Mariam Sobh reports.

The former superintendent of District 210, Lawrence Wyllie, has the largest pension in the Illinois Teachers Retirement System.

It's not the only large pension. But Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association says it's one of the causes of the state's pension crisis and it has to stop.

Shaw says residents in the Lincoln-Way High School District don't have to pay for Wyllie's retirement pay. If they were the ones footing the bill, there would have been outrage.

It comes instead from the taxpayers around the state, Shaw says.

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