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.