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Chicago Sun-Times: Public pension and salary ‘double-dippers’ targeted in new bill

This summer, the Metra patronage scandal erupted after an allegation that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan tried getting the rail agency to give a raise to a campaign worker who held a state job.

Tempers once again flared after the Sun-Times revealed that the raise request — which Madigan said he later withdrew — came even as that worker, Patrick Ward, was already drawing a public pension roughly equal to his $57,000 annual salary.

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