Did you know that Cook County Circuit Court judges have been paying less than $1 a month for their health insurance? Did you know they get paid $182,429 annually?
Me either. I’m betting both of those numbers are burning you up as you’re reading this. Most of us get paid a lot less and most of us pay a lot more toward our health care.
All of this came up this week because Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is planning to propose an end to the $1 or less a month health care arrangement for judges and some others on the county payroll as part of her budget proposal for next year.
So how is it they’ve been able to get by only paying less than $1 a month?