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Naperville City Council May Double Members' Salaries, Eliminate City-Subsidized Health Care

City council members' salaries would go from $12,500 to $24,000, while the mayor's pay would rise from $32,000 to $41,000.

Members of the Naperville city council are expected to discuss an amendment Monday that would nearly double their salary from $12,500 yearly to $24,000, according to city documents.

The amendment also calls for the elimination of city-subsidized health care coverage for city council members, although they could elect city coverage at 100 percent of its cost. 

If approved, the new salaries would go into effect May 3, 2015.

A separate amendment calls for an increase in the mayor's salary from $27,070.27 per year to $36,000 per year. The mayor has also received a $5,000 salary yearly for performing the duties of the liquor commissioner; the new amendment proposes increasing that rate to $6,000, so the mayor would take home a total of $41,000.

The proposed amendment would also eliminate city-subsidized health care coverage for the mayor, but allow him or her to elect city coverage at 100 percent of its cost. City coverage would be eliminated immediately for the mayor, while the salary and benefit changes would go into effect May 3, 2015, after the next election. 

Mayor Pradel would be grandfathered in to city health care coverage, according to city documents, and would continue to participate in the city plan so long as he serves as mayor. 

Monday's city council meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
Gerard Schilling May 05, 2014 at 08:46 AM
The meeting is Tuesday not Monday and this nonsense of raising their own wages is typical of the arrogance of these people coming just a few days after everyone just got a huge increase in their real estate tax and a 7% increase in their electric rates. There is no end to these political parasites bleeding our tax payers to death and driving out citizens form both the state and local communities ours included.

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