If a court ruling stands, Grayslake taxpayers could be paying $500,000 over the next 20 years in pension increases for former Grayslake Police Sgt. Conrad Gutraj, reports the Daily Herald.
The Grayslake Police Pension Fund board will meet this morning to discuss the pension increase application of former Police Sgt. Conrad Gutraj, who could be entitled to collect nearly $500,000 over the next 20 years due to a pension loophole, reports the Daily Herald. In September, a Lake County judge ruled that Gutraj is entitled to two annual cost-of-living increases — a 3 percent increase for a disability (suffering a heart attack in April 2000 while at work) and another 3 percent for turning age 60 in 2011, according to a Daily Herald article. The ruling is being appealed by the Grayslake Police Pension Fund board, on which Gutraj himself served.