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Former state school employee Sokolowski paid in $163K to teachers' pension fund, could collect $3.95M in retirement

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 1, 2016


Former state school employee Linda Sokolowski, who retired in June 2016, saved $163,338 toward a pension over 29 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.

Over 30 years of retirement, Sokolowski would collect as much as $3.95 million, according to a projection by Local Government Information Services (LGIS), which publishes DuPage Policy Journal.

The projection assumes Sokolowski received $82,949 in the first year of retirement, then 3 percent annual increases thereafter, compounded.

After 2 years of retirement, Sokolowski will have already received $168,386 in retirement benefits, or more than the sum total of the retiree's contributions to the teachers' pension fund.

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