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Gov't employee retirements not tied to annuity change

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is seeing a retirement surge among state and local government employees and teachers this year, but it appears a state-ordered change to an optional retirement benefit isn't what's driving workers to end their careers.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Library Director retiring after 28 years with LCPL

Library Director retiring after 28 years with LCPL

Ana Grandfield, director of the Lake County Public Library, is shelving her last book Friday, retiring with 28 years of service to the LCPL.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Teflon-tough Elaine Stritch dead at age 89

OFFBEAT: Teflon-tough Elaine Stritch dead at age 89

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Patrick Mannelly

Patrick Mannelly

Long snapper Patrick Mannelly helped the Bears set two NFL records: 920 consecutive snaps without a blocked punt and 180 games without a blocked punt.

June 20, 2014 6:28 pm
Indiana chief justice stepping down, will remain on Supreme Court

Indiana chief justice stepping down, will remain on Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | Chief Justice Brent Dickson is stepping down as the state's top jurist, but will remain on the Indiana Supreme Court as an associate justice.

June 11, 2014 1:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Executive Editor Bill Nangle will continue to guide and inspire

OFFBEAT: Executive Editor Bill Nangle will continue to guide and inspire

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Curtain coming down on orchestra director's 41-year career

Curtain coming down on orchestra director's 41-year career

After 41 years as Crown Point High School’s orchestra director, Jim Deal will conduct his final concert Thursday.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
Principal gets high-flying send off

Principal gets high-flying send off

John Simatovich Elementary School students and staff wave to Principal Phyllis Allison, who is retiring, as they form the number 41 on the school's playground.

May 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Principal gets high-flying send off

Principal gets high-flying send off

John Simatovich Elementary School Principal Phyllis Allison, who is retiring, hugs kindergartner Jasmine Ballard as all the other students wait to get a hug at the school in Union Township. Allison has been working in education 41 years and been principal at Simatovich Elementary for 24 year…

May 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Principal gets high-flying send off

Principal gets high-flying send off

John Simatovich Elementary School Principal Phyllis Allison, who is retiring, hugs her son Nick Allison after a surprise helicopter ride to the school in Union Township.

May 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Principal gets high-flying send off

Principal gets high-flying send off

John Simatovich Elementary School Principal Phyllis Allison, who is retiring, blows a kiss to her students and staff at the school in Union Township.

May 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Principal gets high-flying send off

Principal gets high-flying send off

John Simatovich Elementary School students and staff wave to their principal, Phyllis Allison, who is retiring, as they form the number 41 on the school's playground.

May 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Principal gets high-flying send off

Principal gets high-flying send off

John Simatovich Elementary School Principal Phyllis Allison, who is retiring, waves to her students and staff from a helicopter as they form the number 41 on the school's playground in Union Township. Allison has been the principal at Simatovich Elementary for 24 years.

May 22, 2014 5:26 pm
OFFBEAT: Limited opportunity to see new Elaine Stritch film doc

OFFBEAT: Limited opportunity to see new Elaine Stritch film doc

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
Senate honors Landske for three decades of service

Senate honors Landske for three decades of service

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate honored state Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, and four other senators Tuesday who aren't seeking re-election and will end their combined 155 years of Senate service later this week.

March 11, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Senate panel votes to stop annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved measure halting the privatization of a state annuity program for retired government employees, including teachers, cleared a Senate committee Wednesday 9-0 and advances to the full Senate.

February 19, 2014 6:00 pm

House panel votes to block annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers took a first step Tuesday toward halting a plan to privatize the supplemental annuity payment available to retired state and local government employees, including teachers.

January 14, 2014 11:25 am Related

Report: Ill. pension payments up in coming year

SPRINGFIELD | The amount Illinois must pay to keep pace with its pension systems should grow less than 2 percent next year but still total nearly $7 billion, according to a report released Tuesday.

December 31, 2013 8:15 pm
Indiana pension board stands by annuity privatization plan

Indiana pension board stands by annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State pension officials have rejected a legislative recommendation that they reconsider privatizing retirement annuity payments for state and local government employees, including teachers.

December 29, 2013 11:06 pm Related

Lawmakers repudiate annuity privatization for retired government workers

INDIANAPOLIS | A legislative panel recommended Monday that state pension officials halt their plan to privatize annuity payments for retired state and local government employees.

October 21, 2013 3:00 pm
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