The City of Naperville is undergoing an audit by the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, once again bringing up questions surrounding pensions for city council members.
The audit is standard procedure for municipalities and as part of it, City Attorney Margo Ely has asked city council members to sign an affidavit confirming they work at least 1,000 hours a year to continue qualifying for their pensions.
Councilmen Chirico, Wehrli, Feisler, and Wentz have said they will not sign the affidavit because they haven’t been keeping track of the amount of hours they have worked.
City council recently voted to keep pensions for everyone who takes to the dais after 2015, with Councilman Wehrli casting the only no vote.
If four council members refuse to sign the affidavit, then holding city council office will no longer be a pensionable position.
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