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Quinn Getting Back Pay After Pension Passage
Gov. Pat Quinn is set to receive about $74,000 in back pay now that lawmakers have approved a pension deal.
The governor used his line-item veto power this summer to halt legislators' salaries, saying they shouldn't get paid until they addressed the pension crisis. He also stopped accepting his own paychecks.
A judge disagreed with Quinn in September, and state comptroller Judy Baar Topinka issued checks to lawmakers. But the governor did not accept his own salary. Now, he will.
Quinn earns $177,400 a year.