Former Democratic State Rep. Gary Hannig spiked his public pension up to $130,000/year when he resigned from the House to become Quinn’s director of the Department of Transportation. He left there and took a $150,000 contract allowed Hannig to continue to collect his $130,000 pension.

All told, that’s nearly $300,000 paid to a state employee who, for all practical purposes, never really left the state payroll.

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