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Workers at 2 Illinois state agencies get delayed raises

Updated: August 7, 2012 12:08PM



Hundreds of unionized workers at two Illinois state agencies will be getting the pay raises that Gov. Pat Quinn canceled last year.

The raises will go to almost 1,700 employees at the Department of Revenue and another 56 at the Criminal Justice Information Authority.

Quinn spokeswoman Kelly Kraft says the administration has determined those agencies have sufficient funding to pay the raises after seeing more retirements and attrition than expected. Kraft says the raises will cost more than $3 million.

Last year, Quinn canceled pay raises for about 30,000 unionized employees at 14 state agencies, saying the General Assembly didn’t allocate enough money to honor the raises and meet payroll expenses for the entire year.



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