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Most people have to wait until they're out of a job to begin collecting retirement benefits they accrued while working there. That's not the case for at least 13 part-time suburban county board members who are receiving as much as $82,124 in annual pension payouts from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund for jobs in which they're still getting salaries of $21,000 to $43,018.
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