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Two judges deny Quinn’s request to block lawmaker pay

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Governor Quinn has lost another legal effort to keep withholding state lawmakers’ paychecks.

Thursday, a Cook County judge ruled Quinn had no legal right to cut off their pay to press his demand for a state pension reform bill.  Governor Quinn appealed, but an appellate court also ruled against him.

After the ruling, State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka had the checks electronically deposited to lawmakers’ accounts.

They’re getting all their back pay for August and September, plus interest.


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  • Jack

    Instead of getting pension reform done, the lawmakers decide to go into a legal battle with the Governor. They need to remember who they are representing. They are all arrogant and unproductive. We need to remove all of these lawmakers. They are all career politicians who have lost touch with the tax payers of Illinois. Quinn is setting a good example that all politicians should follow by not accepting a pay check until pension reform is complete.