By CHRIS WETTERICH
GateHouse News Service
SPRINGFIELD -- It’s a question dating back to February 2009. The Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System had just fired Commonwealth Realty Investments, a firm that managed hundreds of millions of dollars of TRS assets, four months after one of the firm’s principals, William Cellini, was indicted on federal corruption charges.
How much money did Cellini’s firm make for TRS — the $37 billion retirement fund that provides pensions for suburban Chicago and downstate teachers?