A former legislator has filed a lawsuit in Cook County seeking to recover money he lost when state lawmakers voted to reject annual cost-of-living pay adjustments.
Michael Noland, a Democratic former state senator from Elgin, filed the lawsuit Thursday. He says the state constitution prohibits midterm salary changes.
He's seeking pay for himself and others after lawmakers approved legislation from 2009 to 2016 to forgo cost-of-living increases lawmakers would've automatically received. The lawsuit doesn't specify an overall amount.