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Salaries, Health Benefits For Members Of Cicero Advisory Commissions Hit: Likely Candidate For Town President Focuses On Issue...

By Joseph Ruzich, as originally published...

Cicero, Illinois - May 15, 2012 - For years, an appointment to a board or commission in Cicero came with financial benefits not found in most other municipalities, including annual salaries as high as $10,000 and family health insurance, all in exchange for working on panels that typically meet once a month.

Though the town scaled back on the benefits for new appointees two years ago, the subject of perks most likely will be an issue when two-term Town President Larry Dominick seeks re-election early next year, as he is expected to do.

The benefits are part of practices that "are mortgaging the future of the town," said Juan Ochoa, a former public official who said he moved into Cicero from Berwyn three months ago with the intention of running for town president.

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