WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Quinn Pleased Court Will Hear Appeal on Pay Case

Quinn Pleased Court Will Hear Appeal on Pay Case

CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says he's pleased the Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear his appeal of a ruling that found his veto of lawmakers' pay unconstitutional. 

The court issued its one-page order Wednesday. A hearing date has not been set.

Quinn halted lawmakers' salaries in July.  He said they shouldn't get paid until they addressed Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension crisis.  House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton then sued, arguing Quinn didn't have the authority to halt lawmaker paychecks.  A Cook County judge in September ordered that legislators be paid immediately.

Quinn appealed directly to the state's high court, saying his move was allowed through the state constitution.  Quinn's spokeswoman says the governor will continue to not accept his own paycheck until pension reform is achieved. 

See other LocalNews news:

Two Flora Residents Killed in Missouri Motorcycle Wreck
Two Arrested on Meth Charges After Mt. Vernon Police Discover Rolling Meth Lab
Police Beat for Sunday, August 30th, 2015
Exelon Mulls Closure of Unprofitable Quad Cities Nuke Plant
Illinois Investigates Parole Board Members' Bankruptcies




This Site logo