She’s guiding a tour of her local pension crisis.
Behind the wheel, Assistant Village Manager Dave Strahl hangs a right down Forest Avenue, on the northern end of this upper middle-class northwest suburb. In a few seconds, he’s slaloming around potholes on a road that’s crumbling, awash in gravel.
“We fell behind in our street maintenance,” Juracek explains, leaning forward from the backseat. “So as your revenue sources are limited and your costs are escalating, you start to make the tradeoffs. … One of the most escalating costs is the pension costs.”