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Former state school employee Muehler paid in $74K to teachers' pension fund, could collect $1.2M in retirement


By Local Labs News Service | Jun 1, 2016

Former state school employee Catherine Muehler, who retired in May 2016, saved $73,956 toward a pension over 19 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.

Over 30 years of retirement, Muehler would collect as much as $1.2 million, according to a projection by Local Government Information Services (LGIS), which publishes Will County Gazette.

The projection assumes Muehler received $25,233 in the first year of retirement, then 3 percent annual increases thereafter, compounded.

After 3 years of retirement, Muehler will have already received $77,993 in retirement benefits, or more than the sum total of the retiree's contributions to the teachers' pension fund.

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