Judge Orders Governor Quinn to Honor Contract Raises
Judge Richard Billik ruled that the state must pay what it can now of the $60 million still owed to members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The remainder can be paid later at seven-percent interest. A spokesman for Quinn said Friday that the administration plans an appeal.
Billik stuck with an earlier decree in Quinn's favor that he couldn't pay the raises because the Legislature didn't appropriate money. But he ruled that the state can't abandon the contract obligation and must pay up when it can.
See other LocalNews news:Mt. Vernon Man Killed In Hamilton County Wreck
Oven Fire Out At Salem Home Upon Fire Department's Arrival
Three Rescued From Car in High Water in Rural Odin
Local Free Community College Plans May Be Template for US
Illinois Community College Plans to Boost Foreign Recruiting