UPDATE 4:10 PM - Governor Quinn says he will appeal Judge Neil Cohen's order to reinstate lawmakers pay and will file for a stay to stop Comptroller from issuing paychecks.
CHICAGO - Members of the General Assembly will get paid, despite the continuing pension deadlock. A Cook County judge decided Thursday that Gov. Pat Quinn’s move to stop paying lawmakers was unconstitutional and ordered Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to pay them immediately plus interest.
Quinn ordered state lawmakers' paychecks be withheld until the state’s pension crisis was solved. Lawmakers sued to get their salaries.
In the meantime, progress continues to be slow and little news has come from the pension committee over the past month. The General Assembly will return for a weeklong session on October 22.