Illinois legislators haven’t been paid in months, but that’s about to change.
Legislators get a base salary of about $5,600 a month -- or they did.
A few months ago, Comptroller Leslie Munger announced that lawmakers’ paychecks would get placed in a cue, along with the rest of the state’s bills. It can take a while to make it to the front of the line because Illinois doesn’t have money to pay all of its bills.
It’s a persistent problem that’s been exacerbated by the budget impasse.