State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) filed House Bill 6613 last Friday to prohibit subruban and downstate school districts from including port retirement bonuses in contracts, a practice that costs local taxpayers thousands of dollars. The practice was recently highlighted in a Chicago Tribune article. The bill does not yet include CPS but Rep. McSweeeney is open to the idea.
"I would definitely consider adding Chicago, but I want to see all the facts and read the (new CTU) contract," McSweeney said Tuesday. "I certainly do not like the practice."
Read more on the bill at the Chicago Tribune.