The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
State

More Illinois state workers making over $100,000

SPRINGFIELD – A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 – up 1,600 from a year earlier.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported Monday that overtime and back-wage payouts were responsible for many of the larger salaries.

The paper reported that 7,800 employees – just more than 10 percent of the workforce – topped $100,000 in salary last year. They received a total of $966 million, or about 21 percent of the state payroll.

Anders Lindall of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union said compensation figures are skewed. He said staff shortages are causing overtime and back wages wouldn’t pump up salaries had they been paid on time.

___

Database of $100,000 employees: http://bit.ly/1nNTBpC

___

Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.